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Published On: Wed, Mar 19th, 2014

‘Breaking Bad’ star Bryan Cranston talks ‘Godzilla,’ the films time jump and director Gareth Edwards

The famous monster will be back this summer as director Gareth Edwards helms the Godzilla reboot. Bryan Cranston discussed his role, the action and more with Collider in a new interview. The studio also released four new photos.

godzilla-bryan-cranston-photo with flashlight“I love Godzilla!  What I loved as a boy was Godzilla more than King Kong, because he just destroyed everything without any apologies.”

“I do, I see some action. Some ‘hot scientist’ action!” Cranston jokes in the Mar. 19 article about his action sequences. “Some ‘scientist on scientist’ action. You can’t miss it!  Sometimes there’s some ‘three-way’ scientist action.  Oh yeah.”

Cranston discusses the time jump and the increases in military response to Godzilla as he appears.

“It goes up to, when his (Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s) character of ‘Ford’ as a boy, when this eruption starts to happen, and the scientific discovery, and then there’s a big situation that happens that catapults us to the next jump in time, and that’s when we pick up the story in 2014, and that’s when he’s a grown man with his own family.”

Cranston plays Ford’s father and discusses the character’s motivation from his youth to middle age. He then praises Edwards, who goes from the Indy flick Monsters to this big tentpole picture.

“He’s remarkably calm.  I always look for someone who has a clear vision, and yet is malleable, so that the vision isn’t set in stone, rigid, ‘my way or the highway’ kind of thing, which you do run up against sometimes.  I think it would be shooting yourself in the foot, because the triumvirate of writer, actor and director is what you want.  You want everybody working at that level, so by having a director who welcomes dialogue, in this case from the actor to director, ideas, input and that sort of thing, and embraces it, then it just spawns more of that.”

Check out the full interview HERE

The film stars Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, Ken Watanabe, and David Strathairn.

Godzilla opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on May 16th.

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