“Godzilla 2” release date is still right on track despite director Gareth Edwards new directing commitment with “Star Wars” spinoff movie.
The sequel to the kaiju film is set to hit theaters on June 8, 2018 according to HeroComplex.com.
Fans of King of Daikaiju are worried that the sequel may be pushed from its original plan following the announcement of “Godzilla” director Gareth Edwards helming the spin off movie of “Star Wars” that is due out on Dec.
“Ever since I saw Star Wars I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life – join the Rebel Alliance! I could not be more excited and honored to go on this mission with Lucasfilm,” Edwards said in a statement.
Edwards has been very open about his dreams of directing a Star Wars movie and now that he’s actually going to work on one, rumors soon circulating that he’ll have to push Godzilla 2 release date to accommodate the filming of Star Wars spin off.
However, Legendary Pictures’ CEO Thomas Tull is confident that Edwards’ new film will not in any way affect Godzilla sequels.
“Gareth’s filmmaking talent makes him one of his generation’s most creative and visionary directors.
The plan has always been for Gareth to direct a different film before we started on another Godzilla, but who knew it would be a Star Wars installment? We have a great plan in store for Godzilla fans and I am looking forward to seeing Gareth’s imprint on the Star Wars universe.” In addition, the second installment to the remake has been confirmed in the recently concluded Comic-Con where a short clip was presented featuring three additional monsters in the movie.
Ghidorah, Rodan, and Mothra are the three monsters appearing for the “Godzilla 2” scheduled for a release date on 2016.
The clip from Comic-Con ended with a voice saying “Let them fight.” King Ghidorah is a three-headed, armless, two tailed kaiju dragon first appeared in the 1964 Godzilla film titled Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster.
Rodan on the other hand is a pteranodon kaiju that appeared in the 1956 film, Rodan.
While, Mothra is the giant kaiju resembling a moth which first appeared in the 1961 film Mothra.
While “Godzilla” received mixed reviews from critics and viewers alike, the box office success the film gained, and still gaining from international viewers can’t be undermined.
However, fans are waiting for the studio to reveal the much awaited Mechagodzilla but to no avail.
That announcement hasn’t been made yet but there’s still hope for it to happen anytime soon.
In fact, the King of Daikaiju is still dominating the box office in Asia, particularly in Mainland China.
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