This summer saw the return of the King of the Monsters in Gareth Edwards’ epic Godzilla and a sequel is coming in 2018, but it looks like the Big G is coming back to the big screen sooner than anticipated. The Hollywood Reporter has word that Toho, the studio responsible for creating Godzilla 60 years ago, is producing a new Godzilla film due to the success of the American reboot. There has been no cast or crew announced, but the film is expected to hit in 2016. The film would be the 29th Godzilla film from the company and the first in 12 years since 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars.
THR quotes a Toho staffer as saying, “This is very good timing after the success of the American version this year: if not now, then when? The licensing contract we have with Legendary places no restrictions on us making domestic versions”.
Godzilla has been a pop culture staple for 60 years and it appears that he’ll continue to be an icon for a very long time.