Despite Being Attach To A STAR WARS Spinoff Gareth Edwards Will Still Direct GODZILLA 2
Yesterday, May 22, 2014, we had a bit of a bombshell drop when it was announced that Godzilla director, Gareth Edwards, was taking on a Star Wars spinoff. Excitement for the project quickly turned to confusion. With as well as Godzilla did at the box-office, a sequel was already announced. The confusion lies in Hollywood’s desire to turn sequel quickly in order to strike while the iron is hot.
However, this will not be a problem for Edwards as, according do Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull, he is still slated for the directors chair when The King Of Monsters returns to the big screen. “Gareth’s film-making talent makes him one of his generation’s most creative and visionary directors,” said Tull. “The plan has always been for Gareth to direct a different film before we started on another Godzilla, but who knew it would a Star Wars installment? We have a great plan in store for Godzilla fans and I am looking forward to seeing Gareth’s imprint on the Star Wars universe.”
Not only will Edwards be back for the second installment to the franchise, but it would appear that he might do another one as well. The Hollywood Reporter says that he is signed on for a third movie if the box-office calls for a trilogy.
As of right now it is said that Godzilla 2 is still in the very very early stages. They have some story ideas that they are floating around, but there is no script. While the script is being developed it should free up Edwards enough for his Star Wars movie. For the latest on all things Godzilla, make sure to check back here at Comic Book Therapy.
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Source : The Hollywood Reporter