What will the theme of “Godzilla Minus One, Part Two” be? Given that “Godzilla Minus One” was more character-driven than many previous “Godzilla” films, Yamazaki said he wanted to continue on that path. He said in his interview, which was reported by Goromaru’s Twitter account:
“Honestly, I would like to see a continuation of these people’s story. If I can make that happen, I would like to make a movie that includes what happens to them next.”
“Godzilla Minus One” focuses on a suicidal pilot (Ryunosuke Kamiki) whose life is turned upside down by his own cowardice (failing to sacrifice himself for the war effort) and how Godzilla stands as a symbol of his failure. It seems like Yamazaki wants to continue his story, not necessarily Godzilla’s story. Yamazaki also implied during the film’s release schedule that he built a “Minus One” to leave the door open for a sequel. Yamazaki told Japanese newspaper Aera:
“I think it would be more cinematic if it didn’t end neatly and properly. It’s not just about making a sequel, but also to keep the characters alive in the hearts of the audience.”
Yamazaki was also quoted at the premiere of “Godzilla Minus One” (as reported by Sankei Sports) as saying “I wonder if you’ll let me take another photo?” Which means he wants to make another Godzilla. However, this seems like an idle request rather than a declaration of intent.
In the December 2023 issue of Mono magazine, Yamazaki theorized about the types of stories he might be willing to explore with “Minus One, Part Two.”