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Science Fiction genre veteran creature designer & suit actor, Tom Woodruff Jr., has just been confirmed as the Creature Designer for Legendary’s Godzilla sequel, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS!
The news was confirmed early Monday morning as the film’s director, Mike Dougherty, responded to a fan’s inquiry about Tom’s listing for the film on IMDB.
Woodruff Jr. is an Academy Award Winning special effects & design guru whose work is widely known in the industry. To fans, he’s best known as the man who brought all physical XENOMORPH suits to life for the Alien franchise, the venerable Pumpkinhead, GORO in Mortal Kombat, and many, many more.
What does this mean for kaiju fans anticipating Legendary’s sequel? Woodruff Jr. is now the man who will be giving the world it’s first “modern” CGI incarnations of Rodan, Mothra, and Ghidorah – as each are slated to appear in KOTM alongside Godzilla. Perhaps the Big G himself will also be receiving a bit of a makeover at the hands of Sir Tom.
Few in Hollywood are as capable as Woodruff Jr., and we’re struggling to think of a better artist to bring unique & updated looks to our revered titans whilst keeping their classic designs intact.
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Jon D. B.