Untitled sixth Monsterverse film (TBA)

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Untitled sixth Monsterverse film
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Directed by Grant Sputore[1]
Written by David Callaham[2]
Production company Legendary Pictures
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An untitled sixth film in the Monsterverse is in early development at Legendary Pictures. Set to be directed by Grant Sputore and written by David Callaham, little else is currently known of the production.

Development

The possibility of a sixth Monsterverse film was first entertained by Godzilla vs. Kong and Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire director Adam Wingard while at the latter's red carpet premiere on March 25, 2024, telling Deadline that he would be open to returning as director: "I think the seductive thing as a filmmaker when you've done two movies is to complete it as this trilogy — that's always what everybody expects. We'll see. It really depends on how [The New Empire] does. I think that there's a lot of really cool ideas we have [about] where we would go with it. I'm open to it and excited for what the future brings."[3]

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published the next day, Wingard reiterated, "There’s always the seduction of making a trilogy out of it, and I think that there’s some untapped areas to go into. [...] Obviously, I wouldn’t make this decision until we see how [The New Empire] performs at the box office, but I would definitely have some interest in doing another one of these. There’s a way to continue to innovate, and as a director, it would be exciting because I would take an even different approach next time."[4] Yet another interview was published by IGN on March 29, in which Wingard elaborated, "I definitely have some ideas of where [Godzilla's and Kong's stories] could go. In the way that Kong is treated in this movie [The New Empire], if this movie is successful, I think that the next movie will be the Godzilla version of what we did with this movie, kind of pushing deeper into his story."[5]

On April 8, The Hollywood Reporter published a quote from Legendary Pictures Chairman of Worldwide Production Mary Parent, who said of The New Empire's box office success, "This is certainly an exciting result. We are in a good position to continue the journey, but let’s see how Godzilla x Kong unfolds."[6] By May 2, Legendary was reportedly eyeing Wingard to direct another Monsterverse film, but had yet to sign a deal with him, as he had already signed on to direct the movie Onslaught for A24.[7] Production of another Monsterverse installment was officially confirmed on May 10, when The Hollywood Reporter reported that Legendary had hired Godzilla (2014) storywriter David Callaham to develop a screenplay.[2] On May 21, the outlet reported that Wingard would not direct the film, due to scheduling conflicts with Onslaught.[8] Wingard's departure was described as "amicable," with Legendary reportedly open to him returning in the future.[8]

On June 6, I Am Mother director Grant Sputore was announced to be directing the project.[1]

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References

This is a list of references for Untitled sixth Monsterverse film. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Couch, Aaron (6 June 2024). "Legendary's 'Godzilla x Kong' Followup Sets Director Grant Sputore". The Hollywood Reporter.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kit, Borys (10 May 2024). "'Godzilla x Kong' Follow-Up Enlists 'Shang Chi' Scribe Dave Callaham to Write (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  3. Tinoco, Armando; Sitek, Natalie (25 March 2024). "'Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire' Premiere: Director Adam Wingard On Possible Third Film To Complete Monsterverse Trilogy". Deadline.
  4. Davids, Brian (26 March 2024). "'Godzilla x Kong' Director Adam Wingard Talks His Cat's Influence on Godzilla and Lance Reddick's Role in 'The Guest 2'". The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. Knight, Rosie (29 March 2024). "Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Ending Explained by Director Adam Wingard (and Post-Credits Check-In)". IGN.
  6. McClintock, Pamela (8 April 2024). "MonsterVerse Future Looks Bright After 'Godzilla x Kong'". The Hollywood Reporter.
  7. Kit, Borys (2 May 2024). "A24 Scoops Up Adam Wingard Action Movie 'Onslaught'". The Hollywood Reporter.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Kit, Borys (21 May 2024). "Adam Wingard Not Returning for 'Godzilla x Kong' Sequel (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.

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