Is 2016 The Year That 'Godzilla Resurgence' And Gamera Battle It Out At The Box Office?

We're now living in a world years past the end of the Mayan calendar. Biff is running for president and America finally redeemed itself with the release of Godzilla in 2014.

The Japanese company Toho, who own the monster, also hasn't wasted any time in getting back to work, building up fan anticipation for the release of Godzilla: Resurgence in a few months from now, but what about Gamera?

It's already been 10 years since Gamera was in a movie with Gamera The Brave in 2006.

Gamera fans wouldn't care as much if it hadn't been for a teaser put together by an ambitious filmmaker, released during the monster's 50th anniversary late last year.


Reports on this suggest that the teaser was to prepare fans for a new upcoming film. In the meantime, the Toho owners of the Godzilla creature have capitalized on their 2014 success and teased with a new Japanese-made film which, according to Scified, New World Cinemas is trying to get them to release in the States this year.

Could this be the year we've waited 50 years to see Gamera Vs. Godzilla battling it out at the box-office?

For those not familiar with the gigantic atomic turtle, Gamera is more recognized as the lesser-than Kaiju against Godzilla, but is equally entertaining and has been around for almost as long.

Godzilla and Gamera (costumes) in the woods.
Japanese monster movie fans have been waiting for a battle between Godzilla and Gamera for decades. Here's a simulation on what that could look like, perhaps? If you're more into something that moves, ScrewAttack! made a DEATH BATTLE last year, which goes through some of each monster's stats and some salty language. [Image by Todd Murray via Flickr | CC BY-SA 2.0]Despite the talk of a new Gamera movie, since the trailer was released last October, there has been little to no information on what the status of the film might be.

The IMDb pages hardly show anything and are at the very least a little confusing.

For instance, the page for the trailer mentioned is certainly there, but the others either have question marks in the title or a copy of some of the same details from the one already referred to.

The director and the head of special effects for the new upcoming Godzilla Resurgence film, Shinji Higuchi, has some real experience in some of the most popular movies in the franchise, such as Godzilla 1985, but was also involved with the Gamera trilogy of the '90s, where he directed those special effects.

Godzilla Resurgence Director Shinji Higuchi
In this July 31, 2015 photo, director Shinji Higuchi speaks during an interview in Tokyo. Higuchi, the director and special-effects whiz chosen by Toho Co. for the made-in-Japan comeback Godzilla Resurgence, is hoping to one-up 2014's Hollywood version, which is not only the biggest Godzilla filmed ever, but one that takes up challenges previous ones haven't attempted. [Image by Yuriko Nakao | AP Photo]The new Godzilla trailer has certainly generated a lot of excitement, but as the months pass, Gamera fans are wondering just what is going on with that production.

Some are saying that the producers are waiting to see how Resurgence does before they dip their toe in.

Godzilla Resurgence is scheduled to start stomping in July which leaves some months before the year is over for Gamera to enter, knowing better than to be in the way.

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