Deadline (and other news outlets) has reported that director Gareth Edwards has amicably dropped out of directing Godzilla 2, the planned sequel to the 2014 hit, Godzilla for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros.
Gareth Edwards has exited Godzilla 2. I’m told the split was an amicable one for Legendary, Warner Bros and Edwards, who helmed the first film in the series in 2014 and promptly signed on to direct Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which looks from the trailer like it will be a strong next step for that franchise. Edwards has his own gestating projects he wanted to pursue, and they are smaller in scale than the back-to-back tentpole-size pictures he is directing with the Godzilla launch and then the Star Wars spinoff.
Godzilla 2 is now set for release on March 22, 2019.
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