Following Legendary’s and Warner Bros. Pictures’ 2014 success with the global reinvention of the Godzilla franchise, the companies have come together to create an epic, new shared cinematic franchise. All-powerful monsters become towering heroes for a new generation, revealing a mythology that brings together Godzilla and Legendary’s King Kong in an ecosystem of other giant super-species, both classic and new. Monarch, the human organization that uncovered Godzilla in the 2014 film, will expand their mission across multiple releases.
Legendary and Warner Bros. have dropped some monster-sized news this morning: Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla sequel has a release date! The King of Monsters will be back on the big screen June 8, 2018 and, according to Legendary’s recent Comic-Con panel, he’ll be bringing a few friends. (Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah were all listed in the teaser trailer presented during the panel as potential future foes).
Legendary Entertainment presented in Hall H today its future film line-up with some added surprises, franchise announcements and special guests. In addition to Godzilla director Gareth Edwards’ video thank you message to the fans at Comic-Con, where the re-imagination of Godzilla was first introduced in 2012, Legendary CEO Thomas Tull presented what is to come for the iconic monster and the cinematic universe that Legendary is creating. Joining Godzilla in future franchise installments will be several other classic monsters from Toho Co., Limited, including three of the most popular monsters from the Godzilla universe: Rodan, Mothra, and the formidable King Ghidorah. During the panel it was also announced that filmmaker Edwards will direct the sequel to Godzilla after he finishes his installment in the expanded “Star Wars” franchise.
Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have revealed that their big screen reboot of Godzilla will be stomping into stores on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital on September 16.
Following a huge first weekend at the box office for Godzilla, Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman revealed today that a sequel is already in the works.
One of the more anticipated movies of the summer, Legendary Pictures’ reboot of the classic Toho Studios movie monster Godzilla (Warner Bros.) roared into theaters on Thursday night with a killer showing of $9.3 million from Thursday previews. That was added into the Friday gross of $38.5 million, which was on par with some of the other recent openers, but even with a slight drop on Saturday, it was still able to become the third movie to open with over $90 million in the past two months–following Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man 2–with an estimated $93.2 million take for the weekend.
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