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Published On: Mon, Jan 20th, 2014

Aaron Taylor-Johnson says ‘Godzilla’ role ‘very demanding’

In issue 216 of Total Film magazine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson talks about going up against one of cinema’s biggest monsters – Godzilla.

godzilla-aaron-taylor-johnson“It was a physically demanding role,” the Kick-Ass star tells Total Film. “I’m in helicopters. We’re on trucks and trains and we’re moving giant missiles…

“Things are crashing around us. You’re getting close to death. There’s a lot of sutff that’s made it really active.”

Not that this makes this new ‘Godzilla’ purely an action movie, as Taylor-Johnson stresses: “There are scenes in this where I’ve been more emotionally challenged than in any other drama.”

Taylor-Johnson reveals director Gareth Edwards put him through his paces as a soldier who tangles with the giant monster.

The first trailer doesn’t focus much on Godzilla himself, but rather the all-star cast which includes Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Sally Hawkins.

Godzilla opens in theaters May 16, 2014.

Check out the first trailer HERE

Here’s the official synopsis for Godzilla:

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

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