TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - September 25, 2017
— Mike Dougherty (@Mike_Dougherty) September 22, 2017
Captioned simply "Day 69," this picture marks our first official look at the big guy or gal himself or herself. I like to think that this thing was ready to go on day sixty three and he just insisted, like, "No, we gotta hold out until day sixty nine! It'll be hilarious."
Indeed, hilarious it is that we get our first look at the creature on the sixty ninth day of production. Now that we're all done laughing ourselves silly, let's talk seriously about this movie. 2014's Godzilla—the movie that earned Gareth Edwards the job directing 60% of Rogue One—isn't necessarily well remembered. Most people were aggravated that Godzilla and Bryan Cranston shared exactly zero scenes and combined had about thirty minutes of screen time in a two hour movie. It was undoubtedly cool, but I don't think anyone's really gung ho for this sequel.
Nevertheless, the sequel is being directed by Mike Dougherty, who directed Krampus and wrote his fair share of comic book movies, is directing this sequel titled Godzilla: King of the Monsters. This one will serve partly as a sequel to the 2014 flick and partly as a prequel to 2020's showdown between Godzilla and King Kong—of this year's decently entertaining Kong: Skull Island. It only carries over Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins' characters from 2014's Godzilla, and the rest of the cast is brand new, including Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown and The Conjuring's Vera Farmiga.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters, now 72 days into production, hits theaters on March 19, 2019. That's right, a whole 'nother year and a half.