Director Gareth Edwards has departed from Legendary and Warner Bros.’ upcoming sequel to 2014's Godzilla.

Deadline reports that Edwards has decided to pass on directing Godzilla 2 in order to pursue smaller-scaled projects. Edwards directed 2014's Godzilla before traveling to a galaxy far, far away to helm Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The release of Godzilla 2 was recently postponed by over half a year, with the sequel's debut date moving from June 8th, 2018 to March 22nd, 2019. Max Borenstein, who wrote the screenplay for 2014's Godzilla, returned to pen the follow-up film.

A new director has not been announced, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers posted on further updates.

On March 10th, 2017, Legendary and Warner Bros. will also reintroduce another familiar face from the Godzilla universe with the release of Kong: Skull Island. The inevitable showdown between the colossal creatures will take place on May 29th, 2020, when Godzilla vs. Kong stomps into cinemas.

Source: Deadline
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