Director Gareth Edwards exits Godzilla 2
"Star Wars: Rogue One director Gareth Edwards will not return for the Godzilla sequel"
director Gareth Edwards has officially exited the sequel, Godzilla 2
, according to Deadline.com
. The success of Godzilla
led Edwards to directing the first spinoff of the Star Wars
franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
. The trailer has been garnering a ton of positive buzz since its debut a couple of weeks ago.
It is understood that the split was amicable between Edwards, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures. Edwards wanted to develop his own set of projects that are much smaller in scale than Godzilla 2
and the Star Wars
Legendary and Warner Bros. are now searching for a director for Godzilla 2
and the recently announced installment Godzilla vs Kong,
which are set for release in 2019 and 2020.
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***SUNDAY CALENDAR STORY FOR MAY 11, 2014. DO NOT USE PRIOR TO PUBLICATION********** NEW YORK, NEW YORK--May 5, 2014--British film director Gareth Edwards makes his blockbuster debut with a new make of "Godzilla." Edwards photographed in New York on May 5, 2014. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times)[/caption]
Next year’s release of the Jordan Vogt-Roberts directed Kong: Skull Island
is supposed to pave the way for a planned monster revival, according to a presentation given at Comic-Con. This franchise is supposed to reintroduce classic Toho monsters King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan. The presentation included details such as after Kong: Skull Island’s
release date of March 10, 2017, Warner Bros. would begin plans to launch the new franchise starting with Godzilla vs Kong
on May 29th
Gareth Edwards next film, however, takes him to another part of the galaxy. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,
is a prequel to A New Hope
, and it tells the story of the resistance fighters who unite to steal plans to the Death Star. Rogue One
opens December 16, 2016