Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Return of King Ghidorah by Fourgreen Return of King Ghidorah by Fourgreen
A fascinating aspect of Toho's Showa era revolves around the unmade projects that we only have glimpses of. One of these un-filmed movies was the early concept of what would eventually become Godzilla vs. Gigan. Originally titled "Return of King Ghidorah", this would have teamed him up with Rodan and Varan to face off against the trio of cosmic monsters King Ghidorah, Gigan (with a retractable morning star for one appendage) and Mogu, a monster that was never realized, save for a rough illustration.

It sounded like this could have been yet another great monster free-for-all a la Destroy All Monsters, and the concept of 3 earth monsters with very little to offer on the offense (save for Godzilla's atomic ray) going up against a triumvirate of heavily armed space kaiju sounds appealing.

So of course, I complied...
Add a Comment:
 
:iconerubin:
erubin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
"Godzilla: Resurrection of G!"
Reply
:iconjulian0123:
julian0123 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Incredible picture :wow:
Reply
:iconmarkjira:
markjira Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I would love to see Gigan with the retractable morning star!
Reply
:iconarmandthewise:
Even though I would miss anguirus, this should have been real version of Godzilla vs Gigan. Would have ended up in my top 5 if the movie had this 6 monster roster and plot. Perhaps they could always remake this concept later after the 2016 Godzilla film. 
Reply
:icongojinya38:
gojiNya38 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
I actually would have chose this script over the final product to make the movie more exciting. So what if Gigan has a Morning Star, I personally think that would be awesome. That appendage would have made Godzilla: Final Wars even more awesome! Adding in the fact that Rodan and Varan (personal favorite) would appear, that would have been compelling to see Godzilla with two less-stronger monsters fighting King Ghidorah and two equivalent strong monsters fight. Personally, I think Varan would have kicked Mogu's ass.
Reply
:iconmtndewlover:
mtndewlover Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
You the man, man.
Reply
:iconbattledroidunit047:
Battledroidunit047 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Is that a WRECKING BALL ON GIGAN'S ARM?!
Reply
:iconshockwavex2:
ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
That would have made a lot better Godzilla movie than what we got stuck with. :(
Reply
:iconhardcorecrocomire:
HardCoreCrocomire Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
this could have been an AWESOME sequel to Godzilla vs gigan...
Reply
:iconfourgreen:
Fourgreen Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
I would have preferred this to what we ended up with!
Reply
:iconenigmus-288:
Enigmus-288 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Who's that in between Ghidorah and Gigan?
Reply
:iconhardcorecrocomire:
HardCoreCrocomire Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Mogu, the mysterious new monster that was said to appear in the original movie
Reply
:iconenigmus-288:
Enigmus-288 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
The original movie?
Reply
:iconhardcorecrocomire:
HardCoreCrocomire Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
the sequel to godzilla vs gigan?
Reply
:iconenigmus-288:
Enigmus-288 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Sequel what do mean sequel I kind of thought that was Godzilla vs. Megalon?
Reply
:iconhardcorecrocomire:
HardCoreCrocomire Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
there was another sequel planned~ 

a prequel?
Reply
:iconenigmus-288:
Enigmus-288 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Oh so in other words it was another scrapped film that was never made?
Reply
:iconhardcorecrocomire:
HardCoreCrocomire Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
yes
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconmega-gojira:
Mega-Gojira Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
Reply
:iconfourgreen:
Fourgreen Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconkonggodamera:
konggodamera Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Jeez, Varan's getting decked by Gigan and blasted by Mogu, he's having a rough day.
Reply
:iconfourgreen:
Fourgreen Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
There's always one monster who gets the beatdown. Usually that honor goes to Angilas.  I figured without him, Varan would be a natural runner-up. LOL
Reply
:iconkonggodamera:
konggodamera Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I wanted to somehow work a pun in there, but since Varan isn't a dog, I couldn't say he is having a ruff day... I'm sad, my punning skills have failed
Reply
:iconfourgreen:
Fourgreen Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Lol. It's ok, I still get what you were going for!:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
Reply
:iconandyblueeyes:
AndyBlueEyes Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great work here I love the coloration of Mogu you gave him
Reply
:iconhardcorecrocomire:
HardCoreCrocomire Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
this movie would have been badass...
Reply
:icont-r-e-v:
T-R-E-V Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
The Best Movie Never Made.

This and the follow-up with Megalon and Majin Tuol would have been awesome. 
Reply
:iconfourgreen:
Fourgreen Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
That happens to be my follow-up piece!
Reply
:icont-r-e-v:
T-R-E-V Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
:shuffelin: :shuffelin: 
Reply
:iconjosael281999:
Josael281999 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Nice :D
Reply
:iconfourgreen:
Fourgreen Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconjosael281999:
Josael281999 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Welcome :D
Reply
:iconultrakoichi:
ultrakoichi Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great composition!! I like it!! Well good!!
Reply
:iconfourgreen:
Fourgreen Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
I hope to put out more work that you will enjoy!
Reply
:iconultrakoichi:
ultrakoichi Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've done the similar one before. Not your Godzilla v Gigan tribute. I did Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster and Gamera v Gyaos all in one frame!! Toho and Daiei together!! Have a look at my gallery. Huh?! 
Reply
:iconfourgreen:
Fourgreen Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:iconultrakoichi:
ultrakoichi Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, welcome!
Reply
:icongroudan383:
Groudan383 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! Did you see Ghidorah in the latest Godzilla movie? :)
Reply
:iconfourgreen:
Fourgreen Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Was he on a movie poster? other than that, I saw 2 Mothra references.
Reply
:icongroudan383:
Groudan383 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
He was on the bottom of the nest
Reply
:iconfourgreen:
Fourgreen Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Then I totally missed it!
Reply
:icongroudan383:
Groudan383 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
As far as I can tell, no one saw it either. But I clearly saw a yellow dragon lie head in the crater of the nest after it exploded. The camera even zoomed in on it.
Reply
:iconfourgreen:
Fourgreen Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh right! When the gas was spreading! 
Reply
:icongroudan383:
Groudan383 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It was after it exploded though I believe. But yeah, wasn't expecting that!
Reply
:iconseigired:
seigired Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
I was always amazed at how ambitious the first movie after vs Hedorah was in its origins. And your drawing of Mogu is easily the best I've seen. It LOOKS like a Showa era creature
Reply
:iconfourgreen:
Fourgreen Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! That's what I was hoping to achieve!
Reply
:iconseigired:
seigired Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
It looks authentic for sure. The eyes, the skin. Most Mogu designs I see are all jagged and done in a style that does not fit the Showa era. 
Reply
:iconfourgreen:
Fourgreen Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Nice! Mogu was a make it or break it element to this whole scene. Glad I was able to achieve that style!
Reply
:iconbrigadierdarman:
BrigadierDarman Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
This is quite beautiful. I love the concept.
Reply
:iconfourgreen:
Fourgreen Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I've been wanting to create this scene for some time now...
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo




Details

Submitted on
May 20, 2014
Image Size
8.9 MB
Resolution
6000×2357
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
5,842 (2 today)
Favourites
193 (who?)
Comments
72
×