Legendary’s Godzilla 2 Has Found a Director

Legendary’s 2014 remake of Godzilla may not have been the best Godzilla film ever made, but it was still a pretty decent one. Because the film did well financially, a sequel was greenlit. Unfortunately, Gareth Edwards (who directed the first one) was unavailable, so a new director needed to be found.

Well, they seem to have finally found a successor in Michael Dougherty. Dougherty, who previously directed Krampus, is already co-writing the film with Zach Shields and is running the writer’s room for Legendary’s MonsterVerse, so he looks like the obvious choice.

Honestly, since he’s already pretty much dominating the creative future of the franchise, it makes sense for Legendary and Warner Bros to entrust him with the film. Here’s hoping that Godzilla 2 is a worthy successor to the 2014 remake (let alone the franchise as a whole).

Godzilla 2 is currently scheduled for a March 22, 2019 release.

Via Variety

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”