Godzilla: King of the Monsters is finished production, though it won’t hit theaters until next year.
Director Mike Dougherty shared an image of the film’s title from the editing room on Twitter.
“It is done,” he wrote. “With love and gratitude to the thousands of talented people all around the world who helped make this lifelong dream a reality. In Godzilla we trust.”
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the third film in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse, following 2014’s Godzilla and 2017’s Kong: Skull Island. The film’s sequel, Godzilla vs. Kong, began filming this week in Hawaii and Australia. True to its title, the film is expected to have its eponymous monsters clash with humanity caught in the crossfire. Death Note director Adam Wingard will helm the crossover.
Following the global success of Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is directed by Michael Dougherty and stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds and Zhang Ziyi. It is scheduled to open on May 31, 2019.