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Godzilla: King of Monsters Film Delayed to May 2019

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Entertainment news website Deadline reported on Wednesday that Godzilla: King of Monsters, the sequel film to Legendary Pictures' 2014 Godzilla movie, is now slated to open on May 31, 2019, delayed from its original March 22, 2019 opening date.

Warner Bros. plot summary for the film below confirms appearances by Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah — three classic kaiju from earlier Godzilla films.

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance.

Principal photography began last June. Filming is primarily taking place in Atlanta, Georgia.

Michael Dougherty (Krampus) is directing the sequel, after co-writing the script with his Krampus writing partner Zach Shields. Dougherty previously led the writing room collaborators who brainstormed how to unite the current Godzilla and King Kong projects under Legendary's "MonsterVerse" franchise.

The planned Godzilla vs. Kong crossover film from director Adam Wingard is slated for May 22, 2020.

Source: Deadline (Anthony D'Alessandro)


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