Potential 'Godzilla 2' Director Revealed and I am in LOVE With the Choice! - Bloody Disgusting!

Potential ‘Godzilla 2’ Director Revealed and I am in LOVE With the Choice!

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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.

  • Matt

    Here’s hoping that Dougherty submits something better that Edwards’ film “MUTO (with special appearance by Godzilla).”

    • I think Doughtery would be perfect. At his core, Godzilla is a whimsical creature who can also turn around fuck shit up. That pretty much describes Doughtery’s directorial efforts so far.

      • Matt

        I too have enjoyed Dougherty’s work. I think he’s more than capable of doing a fine job on this one.

        I don’t understand the love many people have for Edwards’ Godzilla. It had some things to like about it, but overall I found it to be a huge disappointment. I’m no Godzilla fan-boy by any means, but I do enjoy a well crafted creature feature, and Godzilla 2014 wasn’t one in my opinion.

        Fingers crossed that Dougherty can hit a home run with this one. The fact that he will be involved in writing the film gives me more confidence. I liked his work on the X-Men films, Trick ‘r Treat, and Krampus.

        • I am a Godzilla fan boy, though probably not to the extent of some others. I enjoyed Edward’s Godzilla to an extent. At the end of the day, it was far too self important with nothing real to say or character depth to dig into. If you’re going to going to take things so seriously there needs to be some dramatic heft.

          • I’m just looking forward to watching a giant lizard smash stuff. If you’re hoping for compelling storytelling in a Godzilla flick, history says you’re going to be disappointed.

      • Simon Allen

        If Godzilla is gonna continue ….he can’t be whimsical !!
        He has to fuck up KIng Kong in the not so distant future so if he’s whimsical the whole bloody thing is just going to turn into a huge farce .
        I’m already having trouble visualising the project and taking it seriously so if there is one thing that Godzilla 2 and Kong Island don’t need it’s (here’s that word again) whimsy !

        • Respectfully disagree. Not every IP needs a gritty update. That’s not to say I don’t like the more serious minded approach, but you’re talking about big giant lizard and gorilla monsters. There needs to be an element of fun, and whimsy doesn’t have to be hokey. Granted, it’s a fine line. Cheers.

          • Simon Allen

            Respectfully noted Mr Paul ….good to chew fat with u :-).

    • James

      As long as we actually get to see the action this time I’m in. And hopefully a much better main actor.

      • Simon Allen

        Who was it in Godzilla ….i forgot 🙂 .

  • Simon Allen

    NO NO NO !!!! This is NOT good news as far as i’m concerned …..Krampus was one of the biggest disappointments of last year for me .
    Give it too someone who can do BIG things ….not someone who made a silly whimsical family movie .

    • Josh Blitzenbrox Myers

      Dude…he also made Trick R Treat. One of the best halloween horror movies ever. I don’t think it’s good news either but only because fans have been waiting for Trick R Treat 2 for years. He keeps saying he wants to do the sequel, then does other stuff instead.

      • Simon Allen

        Yeah i like Trick R Treat but again it’s a whimsy of a movie ….doesn’t really give him the chops to handle Godzilla 2 …it’s a really important movie and after only semi- success with the first one they can’t afford to mess up the new one, especially as it’s leading into a smack down with Kong .

    • James

      I actually liked Krampus so I’m really intrigued. It is certainly a random choice.

  • Geno1987

    Could we bring back Brian Cranston somehow for the sequel? Maybe he just comes out of a hospital with a broken arm in a sling and his son is killed by Godzilla rampaging somewhere.

    • Mr. Dry

      Godzilla vs. Mecha Bryan “The Danger” fucking Cranston.

  • Mr. Dry

    Yes! Even if I’d like someone who could give Godzilla a darker tone I’m glad that Michael ‘King of horror holidays movies’ Dougherty is finally receiving big titles to direct.

  • Josh Blitzenbrox Myers

    Personally I could care less, I want Trick R Treat 2. Anything else is just stuff getting in the way of Trick R Treat 2.

    It’s pretty frustrating. He keeps saying how much he wants to do the sequel, then doesn’t do it. Why???

  • This would be so amazing. I love Doughtery. After seeing Shin Godzilla, I thought we’d never get an equally amazing blend of practical and digital in an American G film, but with Doughtery behind the camera that’s an actual possibility as he’s proven to be keen on doing as much practical as possible. Plus he’s talented AF.

  • Satanzilla

    Very disappointing to read that Edwards isn’t doing it. Monsters and Godzilla 2014 were both fantastic creature features — surprisingly adult. After enduring the Japanese Planning Department snoozefest that was Shin Godzilla, I was really hoping for another Edwards show.

    Haven’t seen Krampus but thought Trick r Treat was ok if rather sloppy. Seems like a step down.

    • Simon Allen

      Its funny but Edwards seemed to get the big heave -ho after those “he’s made a hash of the new Star Wars – Rogue One ” rumours were circulating .
      Coincidence ? I think not .

    • PsychoMantis18

      I’m glad you’re sticking up for Edward’s underrated Godzilla, I really am, but ‘surprisingly adult’?

      • Steven Arthur

        Sadly Pacific Rim is a film that gets worse everytime i watch it.
        I LOVED the new 2014 Godzilla- I compare the slow Godzilla reveal to Jaws- you need to create a mystery/wonder/suspense- i thought Edwards did a great job with that. (of course the characters in Jaws are much stronger, but i like the wait & pacing)

        • PsychoMantis18

          Agree with your Godzilla comments, but I love PR every time I watch it.

          • Steven Arthur

            Maybe i should watch it again- with an open mind and just have fun with it! it’s been a couple of years! ha

          • PsychoMantis18

            My only input would be to consider that Del Toro made it as a…. meta-popcorn-film; he bundled up many of his beloved culture-based cinematic clichés and tried to make a film of “universal” escapism…

            Not very articulate, but hopefully you’ll get THE DRIFT…. ha… ha…

  • CLK

    Lol what, Gareth, you do one Star Wars spinoff and suddenly you’re too good for a peasant monster movie? Oh! Oh! Oh Gareth’s a blue blood filmmaker now. Giant lizards going roarrrrr and smaaaaash is for children, space swords going zweeng zweeng is where the real shit is at.

    Godzilla is McDonald’s, Star Wars is Il Fornaio. “Ah yesh, I’d like ah glass of yawr most expensive Grigio. Yessssshhhhhh theeeeenk you”. – Mr. Edwardseaux

  • I hated Godzilla, the plot was nothing special, the action scenes were bad and the main actor was horrible (worse than some Transformers actors), they killed the best character in the first 20 minutes.

    • PsychoMantis18

      The action scenes were gorgeously epic. You suck.

      • James

        Yeah when you actually saw them. 90% of the time they cut away from the action. That was one of the biggest problems with that film.

        • PsychoMantis18

          Ummmm… not true at all. Just like the better monster films, it built up to fully revealing Godzilla in the glorious climax, before that Edwards wanted to tease you by seeing the creatures from various character glimpses.

          • Matt

            Ummmm…the better monster films weren’t nearly half as boring, the title character appeared for more than a handful of minutes, and wasn’t shrouded in near complete darkness.

          • PsychoMantis18

            Ummmm…. whether or not you found Edward’s Godzilla boring, he appeared for much more than “a handful of minutes”, and he wasn’t shrouded in complete darkness – he was shrouded in the gorgeous lights of an industrial battleground. Maybe play with the settings on your tv….

          • Matt

            Big G’s screen time was about 10 minutes in a 123 minute movie. And yes, it is a fact that that the film had terrible lighting, especially the night scenes (the scenes where Godzilla did appear).

          • PsychoMantis18

            Wrong – well over 10mins of Godzilla, let alone Muto’s (even though it’s about quality not quantity).

            Wrong again – to state that it’s a fact that it had terrible lighting illustrates not only that you clearly have a very limited understanding of cinematography but also that nothing you say should be given much merit.

            It’s such a shame that director’s like Edwards and Del Toro, who actually bring a high-level of artistry to their monster-fight’s, get criticised by the juvenile masses that seem to have no appreciation for the craft of filmmaking.

            This is why those of us who are passionate about film get screwed – the general public don’t want and struggle to identify something of artistic merit, and instead want an easily digestible and instantly gratifying audio-visual product.

            Michael Bay’s Transformer series might be more your thing.

          • Matt

            I’ll say it again, Godzilla only appeared for approx. ten minutes in the film, disputing it will not change that FACT.

            You are right about one thing, I don’t know jack shit about cinematography. However, I am well versed in what darkness is, and that film is loaded with it.

          • PsychoMantis18

            It’s not a FACT unless you’re talking about his face onscreen. The scenes which he is a part of and appears in is more than 10minutes.

            And i’ll say it again, what the hell does screen time have to do with the quality of it?

            Also, you’re a horror fan are you not? How do you not appreciate the use of darkness in the scene to make it more bleak/oppressive?

            And TOO dark?
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c15c728012be647a354c17bc0eac2e3ecea2ac1aaba0e520016fab1a677b907d.jpg
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1d50b37d93180d9c21fc065c02198cf01013db97bf41ae4dce5eaaeee4505660.jpg
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f4e5115a305b6247ab9a3e4df92bdce27e52711ff784d84691ada03a49c92bfb.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/be3ee44b37db6c152aac176273b962fa57379c47ea5bd0f2fa6640c294913356.jpg

            You’re right! What the fuck is going on there???

          • Matt

            1. To most people, especially to those who fancy themselves to be half as smart as you think you are, appear means “come into sight; become visible or noticeable”.

            2. Please point out to me where I said screen time had anything to do with the quality of the film. You can’t, because I didn’t.

            3. I appreciate being able to see what the hell is happening, and in many scenes of that film you just see large dark shapes moving about without any clear detail.

          • PsychoMantis18

            1. Yup, we’re on the same page – you wrong.

            2. You brought up his lack of screen time as a negative… not complicated….

            3. OP-TOM-EEE-TRIST

          • Matt

            Whatever douchebag. I’m done riding this merry-go-round with you. Enjoy the rest of your life in your parents basement.

          • PsychoMantis18

            Once you accept the truth and acknowledge all the stupid things you’ve said you’ll find the ride ends.

          • DBZEROGRAVITY

            not that it really matters but they’re kinda right. every time Godzilla was on screen there was a cut away or choppy editing. and the final showdown was way too dark (my tv settings are perfect). by no means a bad movie though

          • PsychoMantis18

            They’re not right in the slightest.

            What could you not see? If you can’t make out what’s going on either you or your TV have BIG problems with contrast.

            The editing was very well done with Godzilla and the Muto’s being teasingly shown up until the ending in which we were given the greatest of monster showdowns featuring framing and cutting that was both emotive and comprehensible, something you won’t find in any of the Bayformer films.

        • Simon Allen

          And it was so damn dark !!!

      • Simon Allen

        The whole train sequence when Godzilla attacked the city was pretty awesome but the action sequences towards the end of the movie were totally botched .

        • PsychoMantis18

          How was the final confrontation between Godzilla and the Muto’s “totally botched”?

          • Simon Allen

            In my opinion it looked really fake and it was way too dark .

          • PsychoMantis18

            I think some of you guys here need to play around with your tv settings. Or see optometrists.

          • Simon Allen

            And please don’t get me wrong….i’m not bitching for the sake of it , i love most of the movie and have watched it so many times but i just think that final sequence is such a disappointment on so many levels .

      • Maybe it’s you who suck because you’re not able to deal with different opinions 🙂

        • PsychoMantis18

          I dealt with your crappy opinion just fine.

  • PsychoMantis18

    Dammit! By no means a bad director but isn’t the visual or atmospheric story teller that Edwards is.

    • James

      Edwards absolutely had the visuals but the story was painfully weak.

      • PsychoMantis18

        Hey man – i’m just here to defend Edwards as a director.

        If you’re asking if I think Dougherty and Shields could do a better writing job than Borenstein – fek oath.

  • Halloween_Vic

    Considering how boring Gareth made his this is pretty exciting news. I will say his scenes with Godzilla were beautiful but the story was a bit weak and boring. I think Dougherty would be a perfect choice tbh he’s pretty awesome. Hopefully this falls through cause it definitely would be epic!

    • PsychoMantis18

      “Hopefully it falls through” –

      Doesn’t that mean you DON’T want it to happen?

      • Halloween_Vic

        Meaning I hope it does happen, are u seriously that fucking bored?

        • PsychoMantis18

          Not bored, just drawn to your stupidity.

          Lesson for today – hoping something “falls through” means you hope it fails and/or doesn’t happen. So you’re actually hoping it DOESN’T fall through.

          You can thank me later.

          • Halloween_Vic

            Must suck to still be a virgin. It’ll happen one day buddy don’t worry.

          • PsychoMantis18

            I’ll take that as a pathetic – lesson learned.

          • Halloween_Vic

            As long as you’re taking something…. Pun intended

          • Ryan Kramer

            Vic, the post made no sense. he’s right, you’re wrong. Suck it up.

  • DBZEROGRAVITY

    Fine with me, Dougherty does good work

  • the usual suspect

    amazing news!!!

  • James Allard

    Had me at 100% until mentioning Superman Returns, which was the only film that matched Superman IV The Quest For Money IMHO. Will go see it, it is a Godzilla film so I am down for it, and as I actually enjoyed the cheesy fun of Iguana-zilla… well, my bar is really low for the Big G.

  • PeterGriffin

    I hated the Snoozezilla. It was a huge disappointment and boring. Hopefully, the sequel learns from the mistakes of the first movie.