Zennie62.com captured Rogers' comments on video and they're a ray of hope for anyone worried that Legendary's updating of the franchise might turn out like Sony's 1998 reboot. When asked what he plans to do to distinguish the new film from that older abomination, Rogers states, "They [Legendary Pictures] want to do a complete reboot of the character and bring it to a new audience. In terms of the reboot, I think in all the conversations we have with Legendary they made it clear that they wanted to pay homage to the traditional Godzilla character and they did not want to make the same decisions that Sony did ... "
What does that mean exactly? Well, for starters it means there'll be no iguana-like Godzilla in the new film. It also means that Legendary won't be traversing the narrative path of Sony's film, wherein the King of Monsters fights the US Military, but will instead have the titular beast fighting at least one other monster or "monsters." Rogers feels that not having another giant nemesis for Godzilla to contend with isn't remaining true to the spirit of the original films.
Rogers also took the time to dispel a few other rumors and popular misconceptions that have sprung up. The mock up photo (see above) of what many assumed was a Godzilla model is not for 'Godzilla 2012' at all. Rogers was sure it wasn't, but says he even called Legendary's offices to make sure they hadn't moved ahead with something without his knowledge -- and they hadn't. Reports that the film -- which began life as a planned IMAX 3-D project -- would be animated came out of this year's Comic-Con and they are false as well. Godzilla in the new film will apparently be a CGI creation interacting with live actors and locations.
All in all, interesting news about this developing project. While many unanswered questions still swirl around production, which is aiming for a 2012 release if everything plays out. At least Rogers has done his best to allay a lot of fears with this interview. Check out the full clip below and then let us know what you think about these new 'Godzilla 2012' details.