After A Monstrous Weekend At The Box-Office GODZILLA Is Getting A Sequel
The King of Monsters returned to the big screen this past weekend. Early tracking numbers had Godzilla pulling in a very respectable 70-80 million dollar weekend. However, the tracking turned out to be very wrong. Most of the time when tracking numbers are wrong it usually tends to means the movie under performed. This is not the case with Godzilla. Pulling in a staggering 93.2 million dollars domestically, 103 Million internationally, all signs seem to point the Godzilla is back and ready to stake his claim in the Summer movie market.
Apparently Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures feel the same way. According to Deadline, a sequel has already been green lit. Director Gareth Edwards has touched on the subject of a sequel, but everybody involved with the picture have kept the don’t count your chickens before they hatch mentality.
As of right now it’s unclear whether or not Edwards would even be back for the sequel, but I’m sure if the story and money is right he will. Another thing to keep in mind is Warner Brothers and Legendary’s business relationship. Last year legendary ended their long run with WB and connected themselves with Universal. Legendary has only been a finance partner in most of these films, so if they can’t agree with Warner Brothers on the sequel it would seem that WB will have the rights to the character.
While it’s all a little murky right now, I’m sure in the coming months things will pick up. Now that Godzilla has been revealed it will be interesting to see if Edwards, if he comes back, will apply the same Spielberg type tactics when it comes to showing off the Monster. We will keep you updated on all things Godzilla right here at Comic Book Therapy.
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Source : Deadline