When Legendary Pictures' Godizilla director Gareth Edwards spoke to the press about the 2014, film he dropped a little hint of where he might go if he were to direct a sequel.
According to Edwards:
“With the exception of the 1954 original, I would say my second favorite film is Destroy All Monsters. I just love the idea of a monster island. Having a world with these creatures in it. I find that fascinating and would like to treat that realistically. I wouldn’t want to limit it to one other foe, I think it’s more fun to – this question will come back to haunt me if we ever do a sequel – but I think multiple creatures make better movies in terms of the image of Gojira.”
Destroy All Monsters (Kaijū Sōshingeki 怪獣総進撃) was the 1968 Godzilla film that featured the aforementioned Monster Island/Monsterland, and also some eleven other monsters including Anguirus, Minilla, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah.
Also at that gathering, the director commented on the design of the monster saying:
“In a way we approached it was, imagine in 1954 (when the first Godzilla movie was made), that this creature really existed and someone saw him from Toho, the Japanese studio, and went running back to the studio and said, ‘I’ve seen this creature and it kind of looked like this.’ And they tried to draw it and they tried to make a suit and they did a very good job of it but then, when you saw the real creature, you go ‘Okay, I totally understand how you got that suit from that creature but now I see the real thing. Oh my God, I totally believe that it’s completely real.’ And that’s how we approached it."
Commenting on what we've seen from the SDCC Godzilla Encounter event and the King of the Monster's displayed form, PR representatives say that that design is only "pretty close" to the final design of Godzilla.
Godzilla (not its sequel) smashes into theaters on May 16, 2014.