The sequel to “Godzilla and Kong: The New Empire” is left without its director Adam Wingard

The sequel to “Godzilla and Kong: The New Empire” is left without its director Adam Wingard

The filmmaker behind the last two hits in Legendary’s MonsterVerse will not return for the third part.

The film is one step away from being the highest grossing film in the MonsterVerse.

Adam Wingard will not return to direct the sequel “Godzilla and Kong: The New Empire”according to a source with knowledge of the project.

The filmmaker behind Legendary’s latest two MonsterVerse hits, “Godzilla vs. “Kong” of 2021 and “Godzilla and Kong: The New Empire” 2024, will not return for a third installment. However, the door remains open for Wingard to return in the future.

The filmmaker did not have an agreement to return and will soon direct “Onslaught” for A24 with Lyrical Media and Ryder Picture Company. Filming is scheduled to begin this fall. Wingard will direct from a script he wrote with his frequent collaborator Simon Barrett (“The Guest”, “Blair Witch”, “You’re Next”).

Wingard also has a movie “ThunderCats” in development at Warner Bros. centered on the 1985-1990 animated television show about humanoid felines fighting to survive on a desolate planet against incredible odds.


The highest-grossing movie in the MonsterVerse

“Godzilla and Kong: The New Empire” is expected to surpass “Kong: Skull Island” of 2017 as the highest-grossing film in the MonsterVerse franchise, possibly as soon as this coming weekend. “Skull Island” topped the box office with $568 million worldwide. With a production budget of $135 million, “Godzilla and Kong: The New Empire” also looks poised to be one of the most profitable installments of the five-film MonsterVerse series to date.

Meanwhile, the writer of “Shang Chi”, David Callahamhas been chosen to write the next installment of “Godzilla and Kong.”

Source: Ambito

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