‘Godzilla’ 2014: Movie Remake Getting Tie-In Comic Book (+Video)

January 29, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The “Godzilla” reboot coming later this year will get a prequel comic book, a graphic novel.

The film’s director, Gareth Edwards, announced the comic book several days ago.

He said it will be released about a week before the film comes to theaters. The book comes out May 7, 2014–days before the movie comes out on May 16.

The book will be titled “Awakening” and will be written by Greg and Max Borenstein, who was the primary screenwriter for the movie.

“Delve into an incredible mystery, generations in the making. At the dawn of the atomic age, humanity awakens lifeforms beyond imagination, unleashing monumental forces of nature. This explosive, larger-than-life adventure is the perfect way for fans to experience the new Godzilla before seeing it in theaters,” the description for the book reads, according to ScreenRant.

The comic is set a few decades before what’s depicted in the film, reported Variety magazine.

It’s also yet clear if there will be a “Godzilla” trailer aired during the Super Bowl.

Actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who appears in the film, recently spoke about his role.

“It was a physically demanding role,” Taylor-Johnson told Total Film. “I’m in helicopters. We’re on trucks and trains and we’re moving giant missiles… Things are crashing around us. You’re getting close to death. There’s a lot of stuff that’s made it really active.” 

The film stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, and Bryan Cranston.

Edwards also spoke about the pending comic book:

And here’s the trailer for the film: