Godzilla Minus One Director Wants to Work for MCU: One Marvel Hero is Perfect for the Kaiju Expert

And amidst the process of selecting a suitable character for Takashi Yamazak’s concept, one unconventional hero has drawn our interest: Kid Kaiju!

Godzilla Minus One Director Wants to Work for MCU: One Marvel Hero is Perfect for the Kaiju Expert


  • Takashi Yamazaki, the writer-director of Godzilla Minus One, has earlier expressed interest in directing a Star Wars movie.
  • The Japanese filmmaker and visual effects supervisor, aged 59, has recently hinted at collaborating with Hollywood stars and the MCU.
  • Given that Kid Kaiju is a well-liked character among fans, Yamazaki’s passion for Kaiju may open up new superhero possibilities.
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Takashi Yamazaki, the writer-director of Godzilla Minus One, has previously stated that he would like to direct a Star Wars movie. It is interesting to note that the aforementioned franchises have a global fan base that spans generations and has existed for decades.


Now, the Japanese filmmaker and visual effects supervisor, 59, has expressed his keen interest in working with Hollywood stars, and even hinted at the prospect of joining forces with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It seems that Yamazaki’s love of Kaiju could discover a new avenue in the superhero world. And amidst the process of selecting a suitable character for his concept, one unconventional hero has drawn the interest of fans: Kid Kaiju.

Takashi Yamazaki
Godzilla Minus One director Takashi Yamazaki (Credit: Dick Thomas Johnson/CC BY 2.0)

Godzilla Minus One Director Wants to Work With Hollywood 

In an interview with Rotten Tomatoes (via Culture Crave), Takashi Yamazaki, winner of six Japanese Academy Awards, expressed his desire to work in Hollywood and even hinted at a potential collaboration with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). 


With a track record that boasts excellent visual effects and storytelling, viewers and industry experts alike are buzzing with anticipation of what this talented filmmaker could bring to the table. The Juvenile director said:

“If you know any A-List talent who loved ‘Godzilla’ so much they’d do it for one-fifth their normal rate, let me know.”

A Still from Godzilla Minus One
A Still from Godzilla Minus One

He has previously admitted his affection for Hollywood. Earlier, in an interview with Slash Film, Yamazaki acknowledged his passion for the Star Wars films and expressed his desire to collaborate with Disney and Lucasfilm. As an avid follower of the film series, he acknowledged that it had a significant impact on his professional life. According to him:

I watched Star Wars, and that’s how I ended up being a filmmaker. I’m really hoping I will get a call and they will bring me on Star Wars. I think a more Japanese or even just Eastern take on Star Wars would be really, really interesting, so I hope they call me up.”

Given Yamazaki’s phenomenal success in Japanese cinema, it is understandable that Hollywood would want to capitalize on his unique talent. The entertainment industry has a rich history of welcoming visionary foreign directors, and Yamazaki’s ideas and achievements make him a prime candidate for Hollywood films. With an extensive list of film credits and a proven ability to work across genres, he is surely a versatile asset to any project. 


This Marvel Hero Can Be Perfect for The Kaiju Expert

Kei Kawade, who is also referred to as Kid Kaiju, burst into the Marvel scene in Totally Awesome Hulk #3 as an everyday 11-year-old. His skills let him summon and control massive kaiju-like creatures by drawing them on paper (via Marvel). Don’t you think this powerful yet awe-inspiring ability deeply reflects Takashi Yamazaki’s expertise in showcasing colossal monsters?

While Kid Kaiju is an inhuman with unique abilities, there could be an intriguing twist when introducing him to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The MCU has reimagined several characters due to rights limitations, such as referring to the Inhuman Ms. Marvel as a mutant. This creative freedom could also grant Kaiju a mutant classification, potentially leading to his grand debut in the MCU.

Kid Kaiju (Credit: Marvel)
Kid Kaiju (Credit: Marvel)

If Kaiju could call forth enormous monsters from his drawings, imagine the breathtaking spectacle that would result. With Yamazaki’s visionary talent, these concepts could become breathtaking realities that would leave the audience gasping. 


The prospect of Yamazaki lending his talents to Marvel Studios to make Kid Kaiju come to life is both exhilarating and promising. Fans can only imagine the amazing visual spectacle that awaits them when the ‘King of Monsters’ meets the Marvel Universe as they anxiously await news of this ambitious collaboration.

Godzilla Minus One is in theaters.


Written by Siddhika Prajapati

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Between everyday normalities and supernatural abnormalities, Siddhika Prajapati finds the story in everything. Literature Honors Graduate and Post-Graduated in Journalism (from Delhi University), her undying need to deduce the extraordinary out of simplicity makes her a vibrant storyteller.

Serving as a Senior Entertainment Writer at Fandom Wire and having written over 1500 pieces, Siddhika has also worked with multiple clients and projects over the years, including Indian Express, India Today, and Outlook Group.

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