Henry Cavill’s Superman challenged Godzilla in a surprising turn of events. In the Monsterverse, Godzilla is without a doubt, the most talked about beast. With movies based on Godzilla on numerous occasions, the animal beast has earned a lot of fame and acknowledgment from the cinephiles. The character climbed new heights, especially after joining hands with another animal beast, King Kong. 

A still from Godzilla
A still from Godzilla

As per the plan of the filmmakers, 2014 welcomed the Godzilla movie. Everything in the movie was as per the plan except for one thing that the filmmakers had to change due to a 2013 movie based on Superman.

Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel Prevented Godzilla from Proceeding with the Actual Plan

Man of Steel
Henry Cavill in a still from Man of Steel

One of the most celebrated superheroes of all time, Superman, is a name that’s always on the lips of superhero fans. No doubt the 2013 movie on Superman called Man of Steel was a major hit of the year. However, Man of Steel added some more work to do on the part of Godzilla‘s crew which must have been a little frustrating for them. 

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According to the original plan of the filmmakers of Godzilla(2014), the beast was supposed to be found preserved in a Siberian glacier. Unfortunately, the filmmakers couldn’t proceed with this storyline because they found out that something similar was already there in Man of Steel (via IMDB).

Man of Steel came a year before Godzilla and had a similar scene in the movie that Godzilla was supposed to have. Therefore, to preserve the uniqueness of their movie, the filmmakers of Godzilla spared the Siberian glacier idea. 

Man of Steel v/s Godzilla- Which One Did Better?

A still from Godzilla (2014)
A still from Godzilla (2014)

Man of Steel is a 2013 movie, directed by Zack Snyder, based on Superman. The movie features British actor Henry Cavill as Superman. With a budget of $225 million, Man of Steel earned around $668 million, almost 3 times more than the budget. In fact, Cavill’s Man of Steel was the ninth-highest-grossing film of 2013.

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On the other hand, Godzilla came to the theaters in the following year. In 2014, Gareth Edwards came forward with an American monster film called Godzilla. The action-sci-fi movie collected around $529 million against a budget of just $160 million. Godzilla’s box office collection was more than 3 times its budget. 

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It is therefore safe to say that as far as the collection and production budget ratio is concerned, Godzilla takes the pie from Man of Steel. Further, Man of Steel stands with a 7.1 rating on IMDB against Godzilla’s 6.4 and takes the winning spot. However, keeping numbers aside, both movies were showered with love from the fans and many of the critics appreciated the movies in various cinematic fields. 

Man of Steel is available for streaming on Apple TV+, and Godzilla is available for streaming on Netflix and Max.

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