Whereas the current Godzilla vs. Kong trailer might have sated kaiju followers’ starvation for computer-generated monsters beating the stuffing out of one another, one factor it was gentle on was the panicked, excruciatingly bureaucratic response of the Japanese authorities — the very factor that made 2016’s satirical monster film Shin Godzilla so memorable.
Excellent news: The chief creators behind Shin Godzilla, Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, have teamed up for an additional kaiju-battlin’ film, Shin Ultraman, primarily based on the traditional tokusatsu superhero. And it seems that Anno and Higuchi are approaching Ultraman in a similar way, primarily based on a quick teaser trailer launched Thursday.
The trailer exhibits a kaiju assault on Japan, specifically from Ultraman nemeses Neronga and Gabora. Science Particular Search-Social gathering (SSSP), a company that investigates and responds to alien and kaiju threats, instantly launches a closely militarized response. Solely on the finish does our massive boy Ultraman seem, towering over energy traces.
Shin Ultraman was introduced in 2019. The movie was deliberate and written by Hideaki Anno, the creator of Neon Genesis Evangelion and co-director of Shin Godzilla. Anno’s co-director on Shin Godzilla, Shinji Higuchi, is the first director on Shin Ultraman, and frequent collaborator Shiro Sagisu is composing the movie’s soundtrack.
Shin Ultraman is slated to hit Japanese film theaters this summer season.