Just over a month ago Legendary’s Barnaby Legg, the man who was responsible for Comic-Con 2013’s Godzilla Encounter, spoke about the reaction to Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla. He understood fans complaints at the lack of Godzilla action:
“Oh, don’t worry. We know. All I can say is stay tuned! You’re going to get exactly what you’re hoping for.”
This pleased fans, and while I really enjoyed Godzilla, in fact I loved it, I would welcome more of the beast in the sequel, which Edwards returns to direct. Saying that though, those M.U.T.O.S. were pretty freaking awesome creations.
At Comic-Con last year, Legendary Pictures producer Thomas Tull teased fans the sequel would have more monsters, which could include Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah.
Warner Brothers and Legendary, shortly after, confirmed that Godzilla 2 will stomp into cinemas on 8th June 2018. Gareth Edwards would be returning to direct, while Max Borenstein will once again write the screenplay.
Borenstein has now spoken briefly with Collider regarding Godzilla 2, and he also promises much more from the sequel:
“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”
I am pleased he is not revealing anything, but the general consensus with everyone involved so far appears to be that “yes, we did not give fans enough Godzilla in the first film, so lets rectify that”. I doubt any fans will be complaining at that!