Yesterday brought the very exciting news that Krampus co-writers Zach Shields and Michael Dougherty, who also directed the Christmas-themed horror film, were tapped to write the script for Legendary’s Godzilla 2. Today, that news becomes all the more exciting as it’s being reported by Screen Crush that Dougherty is also being eyed as the director of the giant monster movie! It will be the sequel to 2014’s Godzilla, which was directed by Gareth Edwards
As of yet, Dougherty hasn’t been locked down and no deal has been officially made but the prospect of him taking on this kind of movie is thrilling, to say the least! Both Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus prove that Dougherty has an eye for creating exciting sequences while his work on X-Men 2 and Superman Returns shows that he has the ability to envision larger-than-life scenarios. If this deal goes through, it’ll be, in my opinion, one of the best things to happen to this cinematic universe.
Godzilla 2 will follow the giant ape movie Kong: Skull Island, which comes out March 10th, 2017. The two will eventually face off in an as-yet-untitled movie that’s planned for a 2020 release.