After two interrelated TV series — Ultra Galaxy: Mega Monster Battle [aka Urutora Gyarakushii Daikaiju Batoru] (2007) and Ultra Galaxy: Mega Monster Battle – Neverending Odyssey [aka Urutora Garakushii Daikaiju Batoru Nebaa Endingu Odessei] (2008) — Tsuburaya Productions is in post-production of the latest feature-length incarnation of the ultra long-running giant monster-intergalactic tokusatsu series that began 43 years ago with Ultra Q [aka Urutora Q] (1965) and initiated the Ultraman series of TV shows and movies.
Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie [Daikaijū Batoru Urutora Ginga Densetsu Za Mūbī] (Japan-2009; dir. Koichi Sakamoto) will feature characters from Ultraman, Ultra Seven, and Ultraman Mebius (as well as the 2007-2008 series), and will introduced an evil Ultraman in the person of Ultraman Belial, once imprisoned in the depths of time and space by the Ultra King and now vowing super-villain revenge on the Ultra beings.
Ultraman Belial apparently gets hold of one of those mysterious devices that seem to crop up from time to time, the Giga Battle Nizer, to control one hundred Ultra Monsters, which he uses to attack the Land of Light in Nebula M78, the home of all Ultramen.
Earlier Teaser Trailer:
Now, this is what I want from my daikaiju eiga — at least those at the very weird end of the scale.
New Official Trailer:
- Sources: Wikipedia; Official website. Via Enshohma. Thanks once again to Avery.
- See article “A Giant Against Giants: Ultraman for the New Millennium” by Robert Hood, first published in G-Fan. It examines the franchise as at the date of writing, which was 2006.
- Various Undead Backbrain reviews of Ultraman movies