Today, Legendary Pictures confirmed that writer, Michael Dougherty will now also be directing the sequel to Godzilla. Originally Michael Dougherty was hired alongside his “Krampus” co-writer Zach Shields to write future sequels in the Monster cinematic universe, dubbed the MonsterVerse. However, after months of working with Legendary Pictures this deal has been extended due to long lasting ties with studio. Alex Garcia will still be in control of all projects. Godzilla 2, Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), is currently slated to hit theaters on March 22, 2019 with Godzilla vs. Kong planned for May 29, 2020.