It wasn’t a huge surprise when Legendary Pictures announced Godzilla 2 at Comic-Con. Godzilla had a huge opening weekend, and it recently crossed $200 million domestic. What was nice about the Comic-Con announcement was that it revealed three monsters that would be taking on Godzilla: Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah. According to Deadline, Max Borenstein, who wrote the first movie, is being brought back for the sequel, so he’s probably got a good handle on how to wrangle these three classic monsters against Godzilla.
Also, as we reported a few days ago, Borenstein is handling the script on the King Kong reboot Skull Island starring Tom Hiddleston and directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer). I’m not going to hold up Godzilla as a masterwork of character and story, but it’s great as a Godzilla movie, and it’s good to know that Legendary is sticking with a guy who knows not only his genre, but also his franchises. Godzilla 2 opens June 8, 2018.