A follow-up to this Summer's first monster hit (see what we did there?) is in the works.
Deadline have reported today that Warner Brothers Pictures and Legendary Pictures are developing a sequel to their Summer of Film fantasy blockbuster Godzilla. Starring Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, the film serves as a reboot of the long-running franchise's ongoing narrative, bringing the titular sixty-foot beast to life for a new generation of CGI-craving viewers.
Until now, however, Godzilla was thought to be a standalone piece of cinema, with the movie itself apparently offering little in the way of hints about a future instalment beyond one or two fan-pleasing easter eggs for diehard followers of the classic series. The production timeline should at least be substantially decreased in comparison to the three years required by director Gareth Edwards to forge this year's entry if a follow-up does go ahead, but we'd at least like to think that Warner Bros and the series' writing team will consider their options with regards to future narratives before plunging themselves head-first into a cash-hoarding commercial endeavour as has been the case with so many other increasingly stale annual franchises of late.
Godzilla is out now in cinemas worldwide.