‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Director Not Returning For ‘Godzilla 2’

Gareth Edwards, director of 2014’s Godzilla and the upcoming Star Wars spinoff Rogue One, will not be returning to direct the Warner Bros. sequel to the hit monster movie, Deadline has reported. There’s been no replacement named as of yet, but this announcement follows yesterday’s news that Warners has pushed back Godzilla 2 and Godzilla vs. Kong to 2019 and 2020 respectively, delaying its big plans to expand the Godzilla franchise. It’s unknown if the delay is a result of Edwards’ exit — or vice versa — but the split is reported to be amicable for all parties. Edwards’ Rogue One hits cinemas this festive season. (Source: Deadline)