Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. has issued a June 8, 2018 release date for the highly-anticipated Godzilla 2. While the sequel currently doesn't have any direct competition on its new release date yet, it comes just one week before an untitled Pixar Animation project on June 15, 2018.

Legendary announced at Comic-Con 2014 last month that Godzilla 2 will feature Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah, setting up a showdown between the title creature and these classic Toho monsters. No cast members have been confirmed at this time.

The studio confirmed in May that Godzilla director Gareth Edwards is still coming back to make the follow-up, even though he signed on to direct one of the Star Wars Spin-Off movies, which is set for release sometime in 2016. With this 2018 release date for Godzilla 2, it seems the filmmaker will move right from Star Wars to the Godzilla follow-up.

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It isn't known if Legendary or Warner Bros. has a writer in place for the follow-up, or if Godzilla writers Max Borenstein and Dave Callaham will come back to write the sequel.