By the time U.S. audiences see Godzilla back on the big screen, it’ll have been four years since the mega monster terrorized (and then saved) the world. The sequel is still happening, though, and even though it’s a long way away, the film’s writer has a minor update on the development.
Speaking to Collider, Godzilla writer Max Borenstein said the following:
I’m writing it now, and it’s really going to be great. I don’t want to go off book and tell you anything that I’m not allowed to tell you. The response to the first film was really exciting, but now that that world is established, we can do bigger and even better things. We’re really stoked.
Backing up a bit, the 2014 Godzilla was a solid hit for Warner Bros. and at Comic-Con 2014, they announced a sequel. Director Gareth Edwards would be back and iconic monsters Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah would appear opposite Godzilla. Then, something happened. Edwards was offered the job of a lifetime directing Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. Instead of picking a new director, the studio decided to wait on Edwards, which is why Godzilla 2 is scheduled for release June 8, 2018, about 18 months after Rogue One hits theaters. But it’s coming.
Here’s hoping Borenstein’s quote means that now that the world is established, we’ll see a bit more action in the sequel. The first movie is solid, but wow is it a slow burn to get to that rousing finale.