Deadline reports Godzilla director Gareth Edwards has left the sequel.
His first entry in the Legendary and Warner Bros.'s emerging monster movie franchise performed well enough to secure a sequel and a "versus" movie between the King of All Monsters and King Kong. But according to the report, he wants to develop projects that a.) of his own design and b.) of a smaller scale.
Godzilla is set to rise again on March 22nd 2019 and the race is on to find a new director for the project. Earlier reports suggested the film may introduce other classic Toho monsters like Mothra and Ghidorah as Legendary has plans to create a whole American monster universe. The first of these projects, Kong: Skull Island, is due on March 10th, 2017.
Edwards' next film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, opens on December 16th.