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.
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.