Legendary Sets ‘Godzilla 2’ Release Date

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The return of Godzilla was one of the most satisfying adventures to hit the silver screen all year long. Today, just a few short weeks after confirming plans for a sequel at Comic-Con International, Legendary Pictures revealed the day Godzilla will return.

Godzilla 2–which I assume will be given a proper subtitle at some point in the future–is scheduled for release June 8, 2018. That is just under four years from this point, and I wonder if audiences will be as happy for the creature’s return then as they would be if, say, he returned in 2016.

Part of the reason for the delay is due to the fact Legendary will not be able to move forward until director Gareth Edwards is available. He’s been a hot item in Hollywood since Monsters was released, and not long after Godzilla hit multiplexes we learned he was tapped to direct one of the Star Wars spinoff films. The story of Boba Fett, to be precise.

Edwards is currently in pre-production on his Star Wars project and will likely not begin filming until early 2015. Add in time for editing and you’re already looking at the end of next year before Edwards can even begin to think about Godzilla‘s return. From there, he will still need a script and time to film in between whatever promotional requirements he has for Star Wars.

I want to believe the wait for Godzilla 2 will be worth it, but four years is a long time and my hopes are already sky high. Will people even care about Godzilla in 2018? Some will, certainly, but as many as there are right now? Probably not.

We’ll bring you more on Godzilla 2 as soon as additional information becomes available. Follow UTG on Twitter for updates.

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