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Gareth Edwards exits Godzilla 2, search on for new director

There are three years between now and the new Godzilla 2 release date, so Warner Bros. has plenty of time to find a new director, who they may want to keep on to direct Godzilla Vs King Kong as well, which is slated for release just over a year after Godzilla 2

hollywood Updated: May 17, 2016 14:33 IST
Gareth Edwards’s exit comes three days after Warner Bros shifted the release date of Godzilla 2 from June 8, 2018 to March 22, 2019.
Gareth Edwards’s exit comes three days after Warner Bros shifted the release date of Godzilla 2 from June 8, 2018 to March 22, 2019.(Warner Bros)

Filmmaker Gareth Edwards, who directed the 2014 hit Godzilla, will not be directing Godzilla 2 following an amicable split with Warner Bros. and Legendary. According to a source, Edwards’s exit comes three days after Warner Bros shifted the release date of Godzilla 2 from June 8, 2018 to March 22, 2019, Channel 24 reports.

It is being said that a director’s hunt is going on for the forthcoming flick. There are three years between now and the new Godzilla 2 release date, so Warner Bros. has plenty of time to find a new director, who they may want to keep on to direct Godzilla Vs King Kong as well, which is slated for release just over a year after Godzilla 2.

Read: Godzilla vs King Kong will hit screens in 2020

The 2014 reboot, which was the 30th Godzilla film to be made, starred Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Meanwhile, 68-year-old Edwards has just wrapped up the shooting of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which will hit the screens in December this year.