Godzilla Sequel is Officially Done Filming

Posted 2017/09/27 0 0

Director Michael Dougherty has confirmed that the sequel has finished production.


Trick ‘r Treat director Mike Dougherty announced via Twitter the end of filming of Godzilla: King of Monsters, the sequel to the Godzilla reboot that’s setting the stage for a huge battle with King Kong. He posted a photo showing a work desk (presumably his) and the simple statement “Last day”.

He then followed this up, with another shot from the set, showing some stylized Kaiju images and a wall-mounted statement. He also adds the heartfelt message: “That’s a wrap. Thank you to my amazing cast and crew.”

Following the worldwide success of Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, the creator of Trick r’ Treat and Krampus was announced as the sequel’s director in January of this year. Since then, the film has collected a very strong cast of actors. The shooting of the movie has since been veiled in strict secrecy, with only a couple of photos showing some suburban destruction having been leaked from the set. Dougherty himself has shared only some enigmatic shots of a possibly important prop, and viral promos teased the arrival of classic Kaiju Mothra.

Godzilla: King of Monsters 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.

Dougherty directs from a script he wrote with Zach Shields. The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Brian Rogers and Thomas Tull, with Barry H. Waldman, Zach Shields, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira serving as executive producers and Alexandra Mendes co-producing for Legendary. The movie stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Zhang Ziyi, and Charles Dance.

King of Monsters will be the third entry into Legendary’s Monsterverse, and it’s building up to the release of Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020. It is in cinemas March 22, 2019.