Warner Bros Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced filming is now underway on Godzilla 2, co-written by Michael Dougherty (Krampus) and Zach Shields. Dougherty is also directing the new Godzilla film which is part of WB and Legendary’s “Monsterverse.” The cast of 2019’s Godzilla 2 includes Kyle Chandler, Sally Hawkins, Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Millie Bobby Brown, Zhang Ziyi, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr, and Aisha Hinds.
Filming is currently taking place in Atlanta, Georgia. The behind the scenes crew includes Godzilla director of photography Lawrence Sher, production designer Scott Chambliss, editor Roger Barton, costume designer Louise Migenbach, and VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron. Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Brian Rogers and Thomas Tull are producing, and Barry H. Waldman, Zach Shields, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira are on board as executive producers. Warner Bros is targeting a March 2019 theatrical release in 2D, 3D and IMAX.
2014’s Godzilla was directed by Gareth Edwards (Rogue One) and starred Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Elizabeth Olsen. Godzilla opened in theaters on May 16, 2014 and earned $93 million domestically over its opening weekend. The action epic went on to gross $529 million worldwide before exiting theaters.
The Plot: 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.