'Godzilla 2' has lost its director according to Deadline Hollywood. Gareth Edwards claims that he is departing the American franchise he helped reboot in 2014 so that he can go back to working on smaller projects. The split with Warner Bros. is supposedly on good terms and the agreement was settled before the decision to push back the film for March 22, 2019. Max Borenstein wrote the latest version of the screenplay and WB is already searching for a director to replace Edwards.
Warner Bros. revealed some late night release date shuffling yesterday evening and fans of Gareth Edwards' 2014 'Godzilla' reboot found themselves disappointed that the sequel has been pushed back almost a year. Originally slated to arrive June 8, 2018, it has now been delayed until March 22, 2019. This can be seen as a smart move by Warner bros. if they're as dedicated to their new cinematic monsterverse as they seem to be and care about the quality of the individual films that will make it up. Edwards will be fresh off of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,' and will need time to develop a worthy sequel that will answer some of the criticisms audiences had with the first film.