December 4, 2004, Godzilla: Final Wars was released in Japan. Due to the poor performances of the previous three movies, Toho announced this would be the last Godzilla movie for at least ten years. The American version Godzilla was released in 2014.
This film brought back past enemies of the G-man, such as Gigan, Anguirus and Hedorah. Mothra appears as an ally of Godzilla, the first time since Destroy All Monsters!.