`Godzilla 2` gets June 2018 release date

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 15, 2014, 17:39 PM IST

Los Angeles: Warner Bros and Legendary have scheduled the next installment in their `Godzilla` franchise for a June 8, 2018, release.

Gareth Edwards, who is also developing one of the `Star Wars` standalone movies, returns as director of the monster movie sequel, reported Variety.

At Comic-Con in July, Legendary disclosed that `Godzilla` will be joined by a number of other iconic beasts from the long-running franchise ? Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah ? in the next movie.

`Godzilla` has already grossed USD 508 million worldwide, making a follow-up something of an inevitability. Legendary financed 75 per cent of `Godzilla`s` USD 160 million budget, with Warner providing the rest and the companies splitting marketing costs.

Legendary recently announced a `King Kong` prequel, `Skull Island`, which will release on November 2016.