When ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ gets a home release you can expect plenty of deleted scenes from the film. Director Michael Dougherty has shared that “The director’s cut was around 2 [hours], 40-45 [minutes]. I called it Godzilla the mini-series,” which means that there should be at least half an hour of fully fleshed out content as the theatrical release clocked in at 2-hours and 12-minutes. That being said, “there weren’t a lot of whole scenes that got lifted out. There were a few, and they’ll end up on the Blu-ray. But a lot of it was trimming moments within each scene. We had a large ensemble cast, so there was a tendency to give each character a moment… and that adds up.”
What those scenes are haven’t been revealed so far. However, Millie Bobby Brown did share that she had a memorable fight scene which was filmed and not in the final release so that is one of the shots we might end up still getting a chance to see!
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As to how many scenes the home release will have hasn’t been set in stone yet. Dougherty went on to say, “I don’t have a tally; I want to say that there’s roughly six to eight scenes…like actual, legit full scenes. And they’re a fun watch. I mean, listen, if we were doing Godzilla: The TV Series, they would be perfectly great scenes. But when you’re trying to make a 2-hour+ movie, pacing is a very important consideration.”
I, for one, would welcome a “Godzilla” television series but suspect that the budget for such an endeavor would make it unlikely to happen at any point soon.
As to the reasons that so many scenes were cut, Dougherty explained it was due to the film being “too front-loaded. Too much set up” which caused the first act to be “dragging.”
‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ is still in theaters everywhere, and if you love creature features, this one was far superior to the original and well worth checking out on the big screen!
Are you looking forward to the deleted scenes from ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’? Were there any characters who you didn’t feel got a moment to shine and hope that there will be one here? Share your thoughts in the comments below!