Ghost Godzilla

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Ghost Godzilla
Ghost Godzilla concept art by Shinji Nishikawa
Alternate names Original Godzilla
Species Godzilla spirit
Planned for Godzilla vs. Godzilla
Concept history VaranGhost GodzillaBaganJunior GodzillaDeep-Sea LifeBiomonsterSuper Atomic GodzillaBarubaroiDestoroyah

Ghost Godzilla (ゴーストゴジラ,   Gōsuto Gojira) is an unused kaiju from the unmade 1995 Godzilla film, Godzilla vs. Godzilla.

Overview

Ghost Godzilla was intended to be Godzilla's opponent in the final film of the Heisei series. Planning on tying the last planned Godzilla film for at least a decade in with the original 1954 film, Toho decided for Godzilla's opponent to be the reincarnation of the restless spirit of the first Godzilla. According to concept art of Ghost Godzilla commissioned by Shinji Nishikawa on December 27, 1994,[1] Ghost Godzilla would have possessed LittleGodzilla in one draft of the film, causing him to grow from the inside out into a form resembling the 1954 Godzilla. As a result of the sudden growth, Ghost Godzilla would have large cracks and tears in its skin. Ghost Godzilla also appears to have white eyes with no pupils. Ghost Godzilla was scrapped because director Takao Okawara reportedly felt that after Godzilla's previous two opponents, Mechagodzilla and SpaceGodzilla, being clones of him, having a third film pitting Godzilla against a clone of himself "would not [have been] a good idea."[2] Ghost Godzilla was eventually replaced with Barubaroi, who was subsequently reworked into the monster Destoroyah.

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Trivia

  • Funko sold an exclusive figure called "Ghost Glow Godzilla" as part of their Pop! line during New York Comic-Con 2015.
    • FunKo later released a variant of their Godzilla Hikari figure, explicitly identified as "Ghost Godzilla" on its package.
  • NECA considered releasing a figure of Ghost Godzilla, but Toho denied the idea.[3]

References

This is a list of references for Ghost Godzilla. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Shinji Nishikawa. Shinji Nishikawa: Drawing Book of Godzilla. Yosensha. p. 185. 9 June 2016. ISBN: 978-4800309594.
  2. Takao Okawara Interview III - davmil.org
    "Godzilla was pitted against MechaGodzilla in GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA and Space Godzilla in GODZILLA VS. SPACE GODZILLA (1994). So, it was felt that it would not be a good idea to have him take on another incarnation of himself so soon."
  3. “@RAAM22: @NECA_TOYS @splicefree Ghost Godzilla?” Right. No can do per TOHO

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