Aaron Taylor-Johnson questioned Godzilla credibility

Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Aaron Taylor-Johnson was initially unsure it was a good idea to remake 'Godzilla' until he heard Gareth Edwards was directing.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson doubted the credibility of a 'Godzilla' remake.

The 23-year-old actor - who will star alongside Bryan Cranston in the upcoming sci-fi flick - has admitted that he was sceptical about appearing in the film until he heard Gareth Edwards was directing.

He said: "My first thought was, 'Really? Another 'Godzilla'?' [But] with someone like that behind it, you go, 'Okay, let me see what he has to say...'"

The 'Savages' star also admitted that having worked with the 'Godzilla' cinematographer on 'Anna Karenina' and 'Nowhere Boy' convinced him the film wouldn't be a flop.

He said: "And then it was Seamus Garvey shooting it, who I've worked with a bunch of times now and he's a fantastic cinematographer."

Taylor-Johnson was also swayed by the star-studded cast which includes 'Breaking Bad' star Bryan, Elizabeth Olsen and Juliette Binoche.

He added in an interview with Empire magazine: "Then you get a list of people like Bryan, Lizzie Olsen, Juliette Binoche...And then you go, 'Here's someone who's trying to push the boundaries of the blockbuster!'"


  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 123 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Sally Hawkins
  • UK release: 15 May 2014

The world's most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Another big screen outing for the scaly one, this time with Monsters' acclaimed British director Gareth Edwards in charge.


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