The director Gareth Edwards, whose last film was Monsters, references high-suspense films like Ridley Scott's Alien and Steven Spielberg's Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, fuelled by a "sense of anticipation", even back to the '70s and '80s before digital technology existed, with just "brief glimpses" of the creature.
"After Pacific Rim set the bar for modern giant-monster action this past summer, it was only a matter of time until somebody asked Edwards about the prospect of a Jaegers or Kaijus from Pacific Rim/Godzilla crossover. Not surprisingly, this Guillermo del Toro-directed tribute to classic Japanese “kaiju” movies has plenty of giant-sized creatures that would make excellent Godzilla movie costars. Any of the alien Kaiju creatures or the giant, human-piloted mechanical Jaegers would make worthy opponents for Godzilla to fight. Del Toro even discussed the possibility of a Pacific Rim-Godzilla crossover during an interview with Collider last year. “I would love to see a jaeger and Godzilla duke it out,” the Pacific Rim director told Collider. “That would be too much for the human brain.”