Godzilla is coming back again in a new film, though set in the U.S. It’s maybe a side effect of Fukushima, because the original was clearly a reaction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The first Godzilla film, Godzilla, King of the Monsters was released in 1954, followed by 28 others produced by the Japanese film company Toho Co. Godzila doesn’t like humans, but he will align with them against other agencies of evil. He is neither good nor evil, but rather a force that destroys so rebirth can begin. he also is such a mega-pop icon he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Godzilla most recently appeared in an American version in 1998 (check out the Puff Daddy/Jimmy Page video below!), and in the 50 year Japanese film Godzilla: Final Wars. But it’s never final with Godzilla, he’s back in a new film opening May 16, called Godzilla.