Legendary Pictures kicked off their Hall H Comic-Con panel with some exciting news, confirming that Godzilla filmmaker Gareth Edwards will be back to direct Godzilla 2, which will also feature classic Toho monsters Rodan, Mothra and King Ghiodrah! Take a look at the announcements from Legendary's official Twitter account, then read on for more details.
While director Gareth Edwards wasn't at the panel in person, the studio showed a video of the filmmaker in San Francisco, who joked that he was there to "rebuild" the city after the destruction Godzilla created. He confirmed an earlier report that he was coming back to make the sequel, but it isn't clear when that may happen, since he talked about "taking a break from franchises," even though he is making one of the Star Wars: Episode VII spin-off movies.
He teased that he wanted to reveal the creatures that will be used in Godzilla 2, but this revelation was bleeped out. Instead, Thomas Tull took the stage to introduce a Monarch video that revealed newsreel footage similar to the opening of Godzilla, which featured the following revelation.
"There is still one secret that remains hidden. There are others."
The video ended with a shadow of Rodan, with the tag "Codename: Rodan," followed by more vague images that reveal "Codename: Mothra" and "Codename Ghiodrah."
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