- Released in 2014, the original film's 60th anniversary.
- In the Brody home, in 2014 Janjira, a terrarium can be seen with a roach crawling on it, labeled "Mothra."
- Guillermo del Toro was considered to direct, but he was busy with Pacific Rim (2013).
- Gareth Edwards described Godzilla as an anti-hero. "Godzilla is definitely a representation of the wrath of nature. The theme is man versus nature, and Godzilla is certainly the nature side of it. You can't win that fight. Nature's always going to win, and that's what the subtext of our movie is about. He's the punishment we deserve."
- Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen play husband and wife. They play brother and sister in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
- Despite being the title character, Godzilla appears in the film after nearly one hour, and is only in the film for eleven minutes.
- Juliette Binoche, Bryan Cranston, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson were all Gareth Edwards's first choice for their respective roles. According to Hawkins, "He comes from the performance first, rather than how it looks. I never expected I would be cast in a film like this - and that's all thanks to Gareth. His cast is really unusual and interesting, and people you wouldn't normally see in this type of film, and I hope it makes for a different type of monster film."
- The movie was so successful, that two sequels were green-lit only two days after the premiere of the film.
- Shortly before release, many Japanese fans began to complain that Godzilla was "too fat." Many American fans retaliated with anti-fat shaming comments. The cast was even asked about it during the Hollywood premiere. Most of them joked about the fiasco. Luckily, there have been reports of other Japanese fans defended the design, stating that Godzilla actually looks, "proportionate," explaining that he would need a big torso to hold up his own weight.
- Legendary Pictures commissioned conceptual artwork of Godzilla, consistent with the Japanese design of the monster. The artwork was used in an augmented reality display produced by Talking Dog Studios. Every visitor to Comic-Con 2012 received a t-shirt, illustrated with the concept art. When viewed by a webcam at the Legendary Pictures booth, the image on-screen would spout radioactive breath, and Godzilla's distinctive roar could be heard.
- The film takes place in 1954, 1999, and 2014.
- Elle Brody: [as Ford leaves for Japan] You know you're only gonna be gone for a few days, right? And then you are gonna come back to me.
Ford Brody: Yeah. Yeah.
Elle Brody: It's not the end of the world.
The project began as an IMAX short film in 2004 but was transferred to Legendary in 2009 to be redeveloped as a feature film. The film was officially announced in March 2010 and Edwards was announced as the director in January 2011. Principal photography began in March 2013 in the United States and Canada and ended in July 2013.Principal photography began on March 18, 2013, in Vancouver, under the working title of "Nautilus," with scenes shot at the Vancouver Convention Centre, inside BC Place, and at Hi-View Lookout in Cypress Provincial Park, West Vancouver (as San Francisco's Bay Area Park). This was followed by filming in the Richmond neighborhood of Steveston. A large battle scene was shot on Moncton St, involving approximately 200 soldiers and many military vehicles. Another scene was filmed at the fisherman's wharf along Finn Slough. Additional shooting took place on Vancouver Island, around Nanaimo and Victoria in British Columbia. Additional filming involving extras took place around industrial areas of Coquitlam, British Columbia. The scenes at the Convention Centre stood in for the Honolulu and Tokyo airports, while other locations in Vancouver were used to simulate scenes in San Francisco, Tokyo and the Philippines. Filming also used the stages of Burnaby's Canadian Motion Picture Park, (CMPP) where crews built a San Francisco Chinatown street, a giant sinkhole set used for the Philippine mine and the MUTO nest and a 400 feet (120 m) section of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Chinatown street was built on the site of the New York City set built for the Watchmen film. Further on-location filming was done in June and July 2013 in Honolulu, Hawaii. On June 2, 2013, over 2,000 people applied at an open casting call in Hawaii to be cast as extras. Eastern Oahu was used as a double for the Marshall Islands.
Godzilla had its world premiere at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on May 8, 2014. Godzilla received wide release worldwide in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D beginning May 16, 2014. In the United States, the film was given a PG-13 rating by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) for "intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence." The film was released in China on June 13 and in Japan on July 25, 2014.