As you may already have read, the new Godzilla has opened to enormous success at box offices around the world, and that can mean only two things: lots of Hollywood types are back-slapping each other about the bonuses to come and plans are being put in place for a Godzilla sequel.
Given how eager Legendary Pictures in particular has been to develop franchises, it should be a no-brainer for all involved to start working on ideas for another movie, especially since Legendary and Warner Bros., have been considering the prospect for a while now.
Godzilla is now stomping towards an estimated $196 million worldwide in its first weekend. Director Gareth Edwards has hinted in the past that he has ideas for a potential sequel, but has kept further details under his hat, preferring to let his work do the talking. Now we’re certain he’ll be besieged with calls officially asking him to take on on the new film, though he may still choose to do what he did with Monsters, and let someone else handle any sequels.
Gamera, meanwhile, is already on the phone to his agent about a possible role in the new movie. Expect to hear more on Godzilla 2 (or whatever) soon, because we imagine they'll be aiming to have this one up and running quickly given that start.