Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields join the Kaiju sequel.
I like good news. Do you like good news? Well, here’s some good news.
According to Variety, the Godzilla sequel that is still very much in the works – sans Gareth Edwards – has just gotten two new writers in the form of Krampus writers of Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields. That’s right, Trick r Treat‘s Micahel Dougherty is reteaming with his Krampus pal to write a Godzilla movie. One that would allegedly tie-in to the upcoming Kong: Skull Island, and begin creating Legendary’s Monster Cinematic Universe (might need to work on the name, MCU is already taken).
Sources have also indicated Legendary might be preparing to set up a writers room to help create the upcoming Godzilla-King Kong universe the company has planned since sending the distribution rights for Kong: Skull Island back to Warner Bros. after originally setting pic up at Universal.
This is fantastic news. While I enjoyed Edwards’ Godzilla reboot, its script was severely lacking. Dougherty and Shields have proven they know how to pen a script with their wonderfully enjoyable Krampus. They could really give a Godzilla sequel the extra “oomph” it needs. Here’s hoping.
As far as I know Legendary has yet to find a replacement director for Edwards, who exited the project recently, but I’ll bet we’ll hear some news once we get closer to Kong: Skull Island’s March 10th release date.
Godzilla 2 is currently dated for March 22, 2019, with Godzilla vs. Kong slated for May 29, 2020. We have a ways to go kiddies.