‘Godzilla’ Set Footage Arrives Online [Video]

New footage from the upcoming Godzilla reboot has arrive online.

If you were hoping to catch a glimpse of the big green monster in action, then you’ll be sorely disappointed. The only thing fans can hope to see in the embedded video are soldiers repelling out of a helicopter and some Godzilla-sized debris.

Footage from the set of Gareth Edwards’ big-budget, star-studded version of the classic Japanese franchise has been creeping out left and right over the past few weeks. Video showcasing a destroyed helicopter was uploaded earlier this month.

The amount of unauthorized set footage suggests that people are excited to see what Edwards and company are doing with the Godzilla story. Although the film isn’t slated to hit theaters until next year, the buzz for the reboot is already pretty strong.

The fact that a number of top-tier Hollywood actors have signed on for the project is reason enough to give fans hope that it will surpass Roland Emmerich’s 1998 disaster. Edwards’ version stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston, and Sally Hawkins.

In addition to these famous faces, Edwards and Warner Bros. have also landed Akira Takarada. The man who starred in director Ishiro Honda’s original Godzilla flick is expected to make an appearance in the reboot.

Edwards said last year that the project was a labor or love. Although making the movie has been hard work, he hopes it will pay off for fans in the long run.

The director explained:

“I’ve never worked this hard, this long and been this emotionally involved in something that’s lasted only a few seconds since the time I lost my virginity! But the reaction has been amazing, and I can’t wait for the fans to see our final product.”

Godzilla is set to thrill audiences when it arrives in theaters on May 16. Are you looking forward to the upcoming reboot?