Godzilla 2 Loses Director Gareth Edwards

GODZILLADeadline 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.