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Original Godzilla Actor, Akira Takarada’s Cameo Cut From New Godzilla Movie


Original Godzilla Actor, Akira Takarada’s Cameo Cut From New Godzilla Movie


Akira Takarada, famously known for his role as Hideto Ogata in the original Godzilla movie, announced at Super Festival 65 that his cameo scene in the new American reboot has been cut from the final version.

On Sunday morning at the Super Festival in Tokyo, Akira Takarada announced during a talk show that the scene he was involved in was removed from the movie. He did not comment on the reason nor whether the scene would be included in the home release as a special feature.

Takarada was most active in film during the 60s, having appeared in the first four Godzilla films. He would later go into television acting and eventually become known as the voice for the Japanese dub of Jafar, central villain in the Disney franchise Aladdin.

Source: Super Festival 64

I've been floating around doing various things in the fandom for the past decade. Now living in Japan, writing news articles and occasionally starring in a show as "Only white guy in the background".




    April 28, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    wtf??? awww man that makes me wanna cry. How could they cut this cameo?? It would of come full circle with the original film. Really hope they have an extended cut in dvd and blu ray with his scene intact, a bit depressing for me considering how I’m so pump for this movie.

  2. Paul Яodriguez (@vamp21)

    April 29, 2014 at 8:10 am

    I was actually looking forward to seeing him. Perhaps it was just a minor scene that had no impact on the story so it wasn’t necessary. Hopefully the DVD/Blu-ray releases features him.

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