SAN DIEGO (AP) — Godzilla is coming.
Legendary Pictures chief Thomas Tull made the announcement Saturday at Comic-Con without saying a word. He just rolled the never-before-seen footage and the crowd of more than 6,000 erupted.
The brief clip showed crumbling buildings, a flattened train and human bodies flattened like bugs, then a glimpse at the massive, multi-limbed monster. The clip closed with Godzilla's threatening roar.
Tull introduced the film's director, Gareth Edwards, who said he almost cried at the audience's enthusiastic response.
Edwards "wanted to see this movie his whole life." He said, "There's nothing sci-fi about this movie. It's all very realistic, down to Earth."