One of the definite highlights of this year's summer movie season was Gareth Edwards' big screen reboot of the "Godzilla" franchise. The movie brought genuine awe and wonder back to the film series that had largely been defined by goofy rubber monsters and, later, Matthew Broderick. It had already been announced that the film, which grossed nearly $500 million at the worldwide box office, would be getting a sequel –- with original director Edwards returning and a whole host of classic monsters for the King of the Monsters to brawl with (Rodan, Ghidorah, and Mothra). But when, exactly, Godzilla would be stomping back into theaters has been a mystery... Until now.
Variety reports that Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros will be releasing the next installment in the new franchise on June 8th, 2018. It's unclear if any of the original cast members will be back for the sequel. But we're pretty sure Godzilla will return. So far the only other movie that has staked out June, 2018 is an untitled Pixar film. That film is slated to open the week after "Godzilla 2: The Secret of the Ooze." (OK, that's not the actual title.)
Of course, before Edwards gets to work on his super-sized sequel, he's got another little project to get off the ground... a 3D "Star Wars" spin-off film that is scheduled for release on December 16th, 2016. The subject of that film hasn't been revealed, but, come on, it's got to be Yoda right?
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