'Godzilla' sequel in the works

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 May 2014


Warner Bros. and Legendarys productions are planning a 'Godzilla' sequel after the movie raked in $200 million at the global box office over the weekend

Warner Bros. and Legendary productions are planning a 'Gozilla' sequel.

The studios behind the movie - which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen - have announced a follow-up to the sc-fi thriller after it raked in over $200 million at the global box office over the weekend.

Legendary president and chief creative officer Jon Jashni told Variety.com: "You can't ask for a better situation when you have a group of people, who were perhaps expecting to be let down were impressed, It all lines up when that eco-system aligns and starts feeding off itself. It's very validating."

Although doubt surrounded the latest remake of 'Godzilla' following the critically slammed 1998 Sony version - the two companies recognised the franchise potential of the new production and anticipated a sequel.

They have put the film's early box office success down to complete "re-branding" and "re-establishing" the movie after its previous flop.

Jashni said: "Our initial goal was to re-brand and re-establish the property in a Tiffany way. Now, we're trying to take in all of the results of the weekend."

The Gareth Edwards-directed picture took in around £93million in the US this weekend, with a further $103million taken from box office's worldwide.


  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Sally Hawkins
  • UK release: 15 May 2014

The world's most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Another big screen outing for the scaly one, this time with Monsters' acclaimed British director Gareth Edwards in charge.

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  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 11min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Michael Dougherty
  • Cast: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Ken Watanabe, Zhang Ziyi
  • UK release: 29 May 2019

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