This just in! Variety is reporting that Legendary Pictures have tapped Michael Dougherty to direct GODZILLA 2.
Dougherty, of course, gave us TRICK ‘R TREAT and KRAMPUS, and also penned the scripts for X-MEN 2 and SUPERMAN RETURNS. Dougherty and his KRAMPUS co-writer Zach Shields have been hard at work on the script for the follow-up to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 American reboot, so the choice isn’t surprising. But it’s definitely richly deserved and something that makes us excited. Why? Dougherty is totally one of us. Listen to either of his appearances on the Killer POV podcast the first or second time, and you’ll see what we mean.
GODZILLA 2, tentatively titled GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS is currently slated for a Mar. 22, 2019 release. It’s all leading up to GODZILLA VS KONG, coming on May 29, 2020.