This Could Have Been The Face Of The New Godzilla

The great thing about the new Godzilla movie is how perfect the Big G looks. But the designers experimented with some pretty far-fetched ideas, including Fish Godzilla and Dragon Godzilla. We've got exclusive art from the movie's art book. Plus concept artist Eddie Del Rio shared some of his Godzilla art exclusively with io9.

Here are some more images and page spreads from the book Godzilla: The Art of Destruction, shared with us by the publishers Insight Editions. (Some of these are exclusive to io9, while others aren't.) We already featured some art from this book before, but this is the first time we've had art showing Godzilla. And scroll down for an exclusive look at Eddie Del Rio's designs for the movie's most insane environments.

In one of the pages below, there's a fascinating quote from director Gareth Edwards:

One of the things we ended up saying was, 'Okay, we've got Godzilla.' So what would the fish Godzilla look like? Okay, now we're going to have the reptile Godzilla. Now we're going to have the dragon Godzilla. Just to push Godzilla into places that you wouldn't naturally go. You might get nothing from it, but [from this process] the gills might come. You might say, oh, he's got gills. He's underwater and he's got no lungs — how else does he breathe? It might make fans turn in their graves to know that we did this, but if just one thing comes from it, it's well worth it.

Check out some artwork from the book below, and then keep scrolling for more exclusive art! And definitely click to embigggen...

This Could Have Been The Face Of The New Godzilla

Different heads of Godzilla. Exclusive to io9!


This Could Have Been The Face Of The New Godzilla

More heads of Godzilla.

This Could Have Been The Face Of The New Godzilla

Godzilla smashes San Francisco!

This Could Have Been The Face Of The New Godzilla

Finding the right look of Godzilla, including the maquette when they finally got it right.

This Could Have Been The Face Of The New Godzilla

The Jenjira reactor goes into meltdown.

This Could Have Been The Face Of The New Godzilla

Concept art showing a lone soldier in the wreckage of Chinatown. Exclusive to io9!

This Could Have Been The Face Of The New Godzilla

Artwork by Eddie Del Rio, exclusively at io9. See more at his website.

This Could Have Been The Face Of The New Godzilla

Artwork by Eddie Del Rio, exclusively at io9. See more at his website.

This Could Have Been The Face Of The New Godzilla

Artwork by Eddie Del Rio, exclusively at io9. See more at his website.

This Could Have Been The Face Of The New Godzilla

Artwork by Eddie Del Rio, exclusively at io9. See more at his website.

This Could Have Been The Face Of The New Godzilla

Artwork by Eddie Del Rio, exclusively at io9. See more at his website.

This Could Have Been The Face Of The New Godzilla

Artwork by Eddie Del Rio, exclusively at io9. See more at his website.

This Could Have Been The Face Of The New Godzilla

Artwork by Eddie Del Rio, exclusively at io9. See more at his website.

This Could Have Been The Face Of The New Godzilla

Artwork by Eddie Del Rio, exclusively at io9. See more at his website.

This Could Have Been The Face Of The New Godzilla

Artwork by Eddie Del Rio, exclusively at io9. See more at his website.

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