Since the radioactive reptile made his debut in Ishiro Honda's 1954 film, Godzilla, Japan's Toho has distributed nearly 30 films featuring the gargantuan creature, but they haven't released one in the last decade. Spurred on by the international success of Warner Bros. and Legendary's 2014 Godzilla movie, that drought should end come 2016, as Toho has announced they are developing a new Godzilla movie.

According to The Good, The Bad, and Godzilla, the folks at Toho plan to shoot the new, yet-to-be-titled Godzilla movie next summer and have set their eyes on a 2016 release date. No names have been announced for either side of the camera, but the screenplay is currently being worked on.

To promote Godzilla via film and other means in the wake of Warner Bros. and Legendary's smash-hit Godzilla film that was released in May and brought in over $500 million worldwide, Toho has assembled a team called the “Godzilla Conference", aka "Godzi-con." Godzi-con Project Leader Taiji Ueda stated that they are still deciding how to bring Godzilla to the big screen, with CGI and the classic man-in-suit both being considered.

In addition to the newly announced Godzilla movie, the Godzi-con is also overseeing the construction of a 39-foot high Godzilla Head on the 8th floor terrance of the new Shinjuku Toho Building. The head, fashioned after Godzilla's appearance in 1992's Godzilla vs. Mothra, will be revealed on April 15th of next year.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros. and Legendary plan to unleash the sequel to 2014's Godzilla, currently titled Godzilla 2, on June 8th, 2018. Gareth Edwards will jump back into the director’s chair for a second round with Godzilla (once again working off a screenplay by Max Borenstein) after completing his directing duties on a 2016 Star Wars standalone movie.

No plot details have surfaced, but we do know that the monsters Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah (all three creatures are from previous Godzilla movies) will appear in Godzilla 2 for what will likely be a smack-down of citywide proportions. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on both Godzilla movies.

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