‘Godzilla’ Viral Video Reveals Something, Though We’re Not Quite Sure What It Is

We’ve reached a brave new world of movie marketing, where there are trailers for the trailers and where a film’s marketing is preceeded by marketing for the upcoming marketing. It’s all a bit much at times, but those hungry for any morsel of info about the the upcoming Godzilla film can take a gander at the latest viral video for the film. Don’t get your hopes up for too many concrete answers; this new video is a quick 12 seconds of mostly static and hazy video artifacts, although the one shot that breaks through the white noise seems to show a troop of soldiers opening huge doors to reveal… something. So our standing question: what can this mystery thing be? Hopefully the full trailer, which is set to premiere Tuesday, can clear up some of the fuzzy details from the video. 

Godzilla, M.U.T.O.www.mutoresearch.net

For the extra curious, the link mutoresearch.net that briefly flashes on the screen during the clip takes you to the film’s viral site, which takes the form of a well-produced mock-up of a command center for whatever the M.U.T.O organization is. While there, you can type different commands into a bar at the bottom to plum around for more secrets. Poking around this “research site” feels like you’re breaking into some secure government database — if secure government databases had Twitter and Facebook intergration. Check out the video and viral site,  and see what secrets you can uncover before the official Godzilla trailer comes stomping through the internet tomorrow. The Godzilla reboot stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and will open in theaters on May 16, 2014.

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