After the release of Godzilla in 2014, a sequel was soon announced by Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. However, according to Deadline, it looks like Gareth Edwards won’t be directing this one. The split is said to be “amicable.”
In addition to losing its director, Godzilla 2 pushed back the scheduled release from June 8, 2018 to March 22, 2019. Whether or not this change is related to losing Edwards is unknown. The director is currently finishing up post-production of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a spinoff from the franchise hitting theaters December 16, 2016.
In the meantime, there is no word on who the new director for Godzilla 2 will be. Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. are still finishing up Kong: Skull Island that will be out in theaters on March 10, 2017.
A lot is going on for these classic, iconic monsters. This week Legendary and Warner Bros. officially announced the long-awaited release date for Godzilla vs. King Kong: May 20, 2020.