Original ‘Godzilla’ Star Akira Takarada Will Appear in New Remake

Original Godzilla Star Akira Takarada Will Cameo in Gareth Edwards' Remake

Get ready to geek out, Godzilla fans! I’m sorry… Gojira fans.

The star of the original 1954 Japanese monster-movie classic is getting ready for his close-up once again. Akira Takarada, who played diver Hideto Ogata in Ishiro Honda‘s tale of an irradiated lizard blown up to colossal proportions that wreaks urban terror, will have a role — probably just a cameo — in director Gareth Edwards‘ new Godzilla remake. Edwards posted this image of himself with the 78-year-old actor to the official Godzilla Facebook page.

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The new movie, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, and David Strathairn, will come out in 2014, just in time for the original Godzilla’s 60th anniversary.

Does this make you excited or what?

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[Photo Credit: Facebook]

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Editor/Interactive Content Director Christian Blauvelt is Hollywood.com’s expert for all things geek. Can’t tell the difference between a Kowakian monkey lizard and a Krayt dragon? Don’t know whether to order a raktajino or a Romulan Ale from your Ferengi barman? He’s your geek! This knowledge was acquired over many years of rigorous training during his youth on the swamp planet St. Petersburg, FL. Think of him like Channing Tatum in Magic Mike but with entertainment journalism in place of the custom furniture ambitions and minus the washboard abs. A stint on the ice planet Hoth (Northwestern University) finally led to him coming to Coruscant (New York City), where he helps share his knowledge with you all. He will desperately try to avoid puns like, "Set phasers for phun!"