“Godzilla” Director Teases Original Film Device

Filmmaker Mike Dougherty has dropped a new photo from the set of the currently in production sequel to the 2014 “Godzilla” reboot, and it’s a real treat for fans of the original Toho 1954 film.

The photo shows the ‘Oxygen Destroyer’ device, developed by the film’s Dr. Serizawa. The device removes all the oxygen from whatever body of water it is placed in and was used to destroy Godzilla in the film.

Ken Watanabe took on the role in the 2014 film and appears again in the upcoming sequel, though he’s actually a different character from the original. This leads to the obvious question – does he create this, or is he related to the original Dr. Serizawa and knows about this device?

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including Godzilla who takes on Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah.

Vera Farmiga, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds and Zhang Ziyi co-star in the film which opens March 2019.