Here’s What We Learned from the ‘Godzilla’ Teaser Trailer

Today we got our first look at Godzilla, which stars Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. While it’s only a teaser, it does show us a few things.

First of all, yes, there is a (brief) look at the actual Godzilla. The worst thing possible would have been for Warner Bros. to keep the actual monster under wraps. We all know what Godzilla is, there’s no point in pretending it’s a surprise. This film’s version looks massive, terrifying and, unsurprisingly, capable of widespread destruction.

Elizabeth Olsen is a nurse? There is one shot of Olsen in scrubs. Based off IMDb information, it’s safe to assume that Olsen is playing Cranston’s son and perhaps the love interest of Taylor-Johnson. Let’s just hope that this movie lets its lead female character be more than just a love interest.

It’s going to be hard not to compare this to Pacific Rim. Perhaps due to the size and aquatic origin of the monster, or perhaps due to the sheer size and scope of the special effects, but Godzilla is going to draw a lot of comparisons to Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, released this summer. Set for a May release, Warner Bros. is clearly hoping to position Godzilla as 2014’s first summer blockbuster. Here’s hoping audiences are hungry for some another round of giant monster mayhem.