Originally scheduled for a March 22nd, 2019 release, Warner Bros. announced earlier today that the upcoming sequel to the 2014 reboot of Godzilla, directed by Gareth Edwards, has been pushed to May 31st, 2019.
The third installment in what’s been dubbed the Legendary Pictures MonsterVerse, preceded by Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island (2017), Godzilla: King of the Monsters, has already seen a release date fall by the wayside, having initially moved from June 8th, 2018.
Casting-wise, the studio’s put together a strong ensemble for this one, which includes Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Ken Watanabe, Randy Havens, former Game of Thrones actor Charles Dance, Sally Hawkins, Anthony Ramos, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Thomas Middleditch, Bradley Whitford and Elizabeth Ludlow of The Walking Dead fame.
Following the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch, King of Monsters will see members face-off against an array of Kaiju, including the titular god-sized monster, who’ll collide with Mothra, Rodan and the three-headed King Ghidorah.
Yes, it seems that Michael Dougherty and Co. are preparing for what is perhaps the biggest warm-up act in the history of cinema. The MonsterVerse is quickly coming to a head, make no mistake about it, and based on the following synopsis, the MUTOs of Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla are small fry compared to what’s coming down the pipe.
The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.
When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Gojira meets Ghidorah when Godzilla: King of the Monsters crashes into theaters on March 22nd, 2019. It’ll be followed in quick succession by the all-consuming Godzilla Vs. Kong in 2020, which doesn’t lend big ol’ Gojira much time to catch his atomic breath.
Source: Heroic Hollywood