The sequel to the 2014 Godzilla movie is going on a new hunt: a new director.
Gareth Edwards, who helped make the 2014 reboot of the “Big G” a success with Warner Bros., has left the project. The studio and Edwards made an amicable split and this is not due to the all-too familiar “creative differences”. It appears Edwards, who got his break making the small-scale film Monsters, wants to pursue projects that go back to his original style and Godzilla 2 would interfere with what he has planned.
A new director is on the hunt yet there is a rumor circulating that Godzilla 2 scribe Michael Dougherty may be the one to take up the mantle depending on if Warner Bros. approves of the script he is co-writing with Zach Shields. The duo gained some rep for their screenplay of the horror film Krampus, which fared pretty well in its box office release in 2015.
Either way, there is a ways to go as Godzilla 2 is set for a March 2019 release date from Warner Bros. Meanwhile, look for Edwards’ next film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16.
H/T: Deadline, Dark Horizons