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Gareth Edwards drops out of Godzilla 2

05.13.2016by: Brennan Klein
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Just last week, GODZILLA 2 was pushed back by nine months, to a release date of March 22, 2019. Now we know one reason why. Gareth Edwards, who also directed the first film, has dropped out of the project.

Edwards, who helmed STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE (coming this December), has had his fill of tentpole pictures and is looking to helm some smaller projects. And who can blame him, really? Leaping from GODZILLA onto freaking STAR WARS takes a toll on a man.

The current script was written by original writer Max Borenstein, who promises "bigger and even better things."

KONG: SKULL ISLAND is set to reach theatres on March 10, 2017, leading to GODZILLA VS. KONG on May 29, 2020. If all goes well (which it very well may not), other famous kaiju will be incorporated into the franchise.

The cast of ROGUE ONE
Extra Tidbit: Who do you think should replace Edwards?
Source: Deadline

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4:46PM on 05/13/2016
How about Roar Uthaug as a replacement. The Wave was an intense disaster flick that never lost sight of the characters, who were well rounded and likable. There was plenty of visual spectacle but was more character driven with an emotionally strong core to the action.
How about Roar Uthaug as a replacement. The Wave was an intense disaster flick that never lost sight of the characters, who were well rounded and likable. There was plenty of visual spectacle but was more character driven with an emotionally strong core to the action.
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5:39PM on 05/13/2016
No offense, but in my opinion, that is where his first Godzilla movie failed. They focused too much on boring characters that no one cared about, and pushed Godzilla to the sidelines. I don't care about some family trying to make it out alive, humans in peril, or seeing things from a person's point of view...I care about Godzilla wrecking stuff and fighting other monsters! Pure escapist fun...Ha!!

Having said that, I do want to check out The Wave. It looks and sounds great, and it lends
No offense, but in my opinion, that is where his first Godzilla movie failed. They focused too much on boring characters that no one cared about, and pushed Godzilla to the sidelines. I don't care about some family trying to make it out alive, humans in peril, or seeing things from a person's point of view...I care about Godzilla wrecking stuff and fighting other monsters! Pure escapist fun...Ha!!

Having said that, I do want to check out The Wave. It looks and sounds great, and it lends itself more to focusing on the human element; which makes sense in a film about this type of subject matter.
10:22PM on 05/13/2016
The characters in Godzilla were boring which was more my point. Not to put Godzilla on the sidelines again but surround him with human characters who were three dimensional and interesting. By all means Godzilla needs more than 9 minutes of screen time in a 2 hour movie!
The characters in Godzilla were boring which was more my point. Not to put Godzilla on the sidelines again but surround him with human characters who were three dimensional and interesting. By all means Godzilla needs more than 9 minutes of screen time in a 2 hour movie!
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