What would “Godzilla Minus One, Part Two” be about? Given that “Godzilla Minus One” was more character-driven than many of the preceding “Godzilla” movies, Yamazaki said he would want to continue on that tack. He said in his interview, quoted by the Gorumaru Twitter account, that:
“My honest feelings, I would like to see a continuation of those people’s story. If I could make it, I would like to make a movie that involves what happens to them after that.”
“Godzilla Minus One” focuses on a kamikaze pilot (Ryunosuke Kamiki) as his life is upended by his perceived self-cowardice (he failed to sacrifice himself for the war effort) and how Godzilla stands as a symbol of his failure. It seems Yamazaki would want to continue his story, and not necessarily Godzilla’s. Yamazaki also implied throughout the film’s release schedule that he constructed “Minus One” to leave the door open for sequels. For the Japanese newspaper Aera, Yamazaki said:
“I think it’s more cinematic if it doesn’t end neatly and properly. It’s not just so a sequel can be made, it’s also so the characters are kept alive in the hearts of the audience.”
Yamazaki was also quoted at the “Godzilla Minus One” premiere (as reported by Sankei Sports) as having said “I wonder if you’ll let me shoot one more picture?” implying that he wanted to make another Godzilla. That, however, seems like an idle request and not an announcement of intent.
In the December 2023 issue of Mono Magazine, Yamazaki theorized what kinds of stories he might be willing to explore with “Minus One, Part Two.”