Godzilla hits big, Godzilla 2 on the way

News Simon Brew 19 May 2014 - 06:01

Godzilla takes nearly $200m in its first weekend worldwide, and Godzilla 2 is already happening...

Legendary and Warner Bros have comfortably won their gamble to bring Godzilla back to the big screen, with the new film opening to $93m in its first weekend in the US, with a further $103m elsewhere in the world. It's the biggest opening of 2014 thus far.

No time has been wasted either in getting another movie going. Legendary and Warner Bros aren't working on too many projects together now - Legendary's main partner is now Universal - but the pair are reuniting for Godzilla 2.

Director Gareth Edwards has expressed interest in returning for a sequel. When we asked him about it last week, he told us "I’d be lying if I said it was two years of solid fun. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do times a thousand. It all really depends on how people like the movie. You ask yourself, why do you do this? And I only do it, if I’m honest, because I want people to like it. I want people to sit in the cinema and have that same feeling that I used to have when I went to the cinema as a kid.

It’s like this healing cream. If there are enough nice things that you hear, and people like the movie, it kind of heals all wounds. Suddenly, you’re ready to go make another. I’m gonna need a bit more cream, I think, before I go back to Hollywood!"

He might just have it, too. He'll at the very least get first refusal, we'd imagine, on Godzilla 2. More as we hear it.

Our full interview with Gareth Edwards is here.

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