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'Godzilla 2' gets summer 2018 release

'Godzilla 2' will be released June 2018
'Godzilla 2' will be released June 2018
Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures

The sequel to the Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ summer hit Godzilla has received a release date for June 8, 2018.

The news broke out Thursday, Aug. 14, and was confirmed by media outlets soon after.

Godzilla made $507.7 million in the global box office which launched upcoming sequels for the franchise.

According to The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, Gareth Edwards (Monsters) is set to return as director for the sequel. Edwards is currently developing a Star Wars spin-off due sometime in December 2016, which delayed a Godzilla sequel until the summer of 2018.

The 2014 reboot is based on the epic rebirth of Toho’s iconic Godzilla, pitting the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten the very existence.

During July's San Diego Comic-Con, Legendary Pictures teased who Godzilla will be facing this time around, with monsters including Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah.

Godzilla starred Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick Ass), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Ken Wantanabe (Inception), Juliette Binoche (Clouds of Sils Maria), and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine).

No word or confirmation has been made yet if the star leads will reprise their roles.

Although Legendary Pictures broke their partnership with Warner Bros., they now have a distribution and production deal with Universal, however, the studio will continue to partner with Warner Bros. on the Godzilla franchise.

Mark your calendars, Godzilla 2 hits theaters June 8, 2018.

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