Gareth Edwards drops out of Godzilla 2

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 May 2016
Gareth Edwards

Gareth Edwards

Gareth Edwards has decided to step down as director on 'Godzilla 2' in order to focus on his own original projects

Gareth Edwards has dropped out of 'Godzilla 2'.

The next installment of the monster movie has been thrown into chaos after the director announced he will no longer be doing the follow-up to his 2014 reboot following an amicable split with Warner Bros. and Legendary, Deadline reports.

Bosses are now on a mad hunt to find Edwards' replacement but they aren't panicking too much as 'Godzilla 2' recently shifted release dates to March 22, 2019.

However, it's believed Edwards had already told Warner Bros. and Legendary about his exit prior to the date change.

The 2014 reboot, which was the 30th 'Godzilla' film to be made, saw Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson in starring roles.

Meanwhile, Edwards has just finished shooting 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', which will hit cinema screens in December this year, and is now expected to throw all of his attention into some smaller projects, although details on his next gig are being kept under wraps for the time being.

A 'Godzilla vs King Kong' movie is also being released on May 29, 2020 but little is known about the flick at present.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

  • 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

Mark (Chandler), Emma (Farmiga) and their daughter Madison (Brown) are caught in the middle of a clash between warring factions and only Godzilla can help them out. Dougherty brings high-grade pulp levels of menace and majesty to the monsters, and even as sense and scenery are pulverised, the reverence for the franchise…

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