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Published On: Wed, Dec 21st, 2016

‘Godzilla’ sequel titled ‘Godzilla King of Monsters’ set for 2019, ‘Pacific Rim 2’ called ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’

In a press release announced the hiring of three veteran production executives to its feature film division, Legendary Pictures revealed the title of the upcoming Godzilla sequel. The studio officially named the Pacific Rim sequel as Pacific Rim Uprising and not the rumored: Pacific Rim Maelstrom.

Director Gareth Edwards won’t be at the helm of the follow-up, but fans can still expect big things to come as it’s going to be called Godzilla: King of Monsters.

Godzilla roar in trailer

There is still a new film is set for 2020, a big clash with King Kong — referred to as “Godzilla vs Kong,” so it’s a fair assumption that this will be set up in the new Godzilla film.

Cinema Blend noted that “It’s going to be interesting to see how these two worlds cross over. The size of the two beasts could be an issue, as some have pointed out, and so could the era. From what we know of Skull Island, it is set in the 1970s and follows a team of explorers as they venture into the mysterious, primordial land of the title. Godzilla takes place in the present day, so they may have to get creative with just how the King of the Monsters comes to throw down with the legendary giant ape. We don’t know how they’re going to do it, but we can’t wait to find out.”

Uprising is currently in production with director Steven S. DeKnight and star John Boyega, and the new Godzilla film is in pre-production with Krampus director Michael Dougherty.

Pacific Rim: Uprising is in theaters February 23, 2018Godzilla: King of Monsters is still in the early stages but is on track to open March 22, 2019.

Legendary’s new hires – the original point of the press release:

Legendary today announced the hiring of three veteran production executives to its feature film operations including Herbert W. Gains, who has been named EVP of Physical Production, Valerie Flueger Veras who has been named SVP of Post- Production and Sara Flamm who will take on the SVP Physical Production role.

 

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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