Greg Cox wrote:
Thanks, Christopher. I knew you were better equipped to expound on Godzilla than I was. It does sound like he's had a good long run, though, possibly rivaling Bond's.
Well, Bond has had 23 official films, plus the '67 Casino Royale
spoof and Never Say Never Again
(plus the original live-TV Casino Royale
adaptation starring two-fisted American agent Jimmy Bond). Godzilla has had 28 Japanese-made films (15 in the first series, 7 in the second, 6 in the third) and one US-made film to date, plus the American versions of Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
and King Kong vs. Godzilla
that incorporated large amounts of new English-language footage. Not counting those, the 2014 film will be the 30th in the franchise.