‘Godzilla 2′ Enlists ‘Skull Island’ Writer to Pen the Script
We learned a lot from this year's Comic-Con about Legendary's plans for some epic monster movie action in the future, from the announcement of a 'King Kong' prequel with 'Skull Island' and the confirmation of 'Godzilla 2.' Max Borenstein has quickly become the studio's go-to writer for their tentpole projects, and the man who penned the first 'Godzilla' will now return to script the sequel.
As first revealed by Deadline, Borenstein is being brought back after the success of Gareth Edwards' 'Godzilla' to write the script for 'Godzilla 2,' but the man has a lot on his plate. Though he only has a few writing credits under his belt -- 'Swordswallowers and Thin Men,' the upcoming 'Seventh Son,' and 'Godzilla' -- he also wrote the script for 'Skull Island,' which recently announced Tom Hiddleston in the lead role and will be an in-depth exploration of King Kong's famous island.
So far, here's what we know about 'Godzilla 2,' in addition to this recent development: the film will open in theaters on June 8, 2018, Gareth Edwards will be back in the director's chair, and the film will feature some combination of Rodan, Ghidorah and Mothra. While not all three are confirmed to appear in 'Godzilla 2,' they will be around in some capacity in the future of the franchise. Some fans have suggested that Legendary could be setting up a shared cinematic universe along the lines of 'The Avengers,' and Borenstein's involvement doesn't quell these suspicions. Only time will tell if we'll eventually see Godzilla and King Kong in the same movie.