The Kaiju Report: Bryan Cranston’s Got An Axe To Grind With ‘Godzilla’

By Nilankur Dutta | 1 year ago
The Kaiju Report: Bryan Cranston’s Got An Axe To Grind With ‘Godzilla’

Bryan Cranston recently revealed his secret gripe about 2014’s “Godzilla.” The “Breaking Bad” actor thinks that his character as Joe Brody was killed off unfairly in the movie. Read on to find out more.

In a recent Nerdist podcast, the 59-year-old actor spoke about his character’s untimely death in “Godzilla.”


“That character dying at that time was a mistake. It was. It was a mistake. I knew it when I read it. When I read it, I said, Oh, page 50, this character – who is the emotional core, the center that was guiding the story up to that point – he dies? What a waste.’ And they kind of dealt with it poorly.” said Cranston.

In “Godzilla,” Joe Brody is a scientist who is obsessed with finding the real details behind the birth of the movie’s antagonists, the ‘M.U.T.O.s’ He is unceremoniously killed off twenty minutes into the movie, even before any chance of reconciliation with his son, Ford, portrayed by Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

“That character should have been with his son, and they should have started to bond a little bit more, and they went on this journey together to go back home and be reintroduced to his grandson. And just when they’re bonding, and like they can have a relationship, the father sacrifices himself to save his son. And that’s the way he should have died,” said Cranston, about a fitting death for the character.

But since Cranston joined the project late, due to his “Breaking Bad” commitments, he was unable effect any changes in the script. Production, by then was too far ahead, Cinema Blend is reporting.

Although  “Godzilla” was a box office success, having made over $500 million  worldwide, many fans have remarked about the abrupt ending for Cranston’s character.

A sequel is now in the works, and will be “bigger” and “better”, Movie News Guide reported recently.


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