The follow-up to Godzilla x Kong: New Empire finds its director in I Am Mom helmer Grant Sputore

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I Am Mom helmer Grant Spurtore is Legendary’s option to direct the follow-up to Godzilla x Kong after Adam Wingard exits the sequence.

When Adam Wingard mentioned he wouldn’t return for the follow-up to Godzilla x Kong: New Empire, followers of Legendary‘s latest clash of the titans fell into despair. Wingard brought something special to Godzilla and Kong’s newest city-destroying brawl, and we hoped he’d stay part of the franchise. Fortunately, Grant Sputore, the director of Hilary Swank’s sci-fi thriller I Am Mom, is stepping as much as the plate.

The follow-up to Godzilla x Kong: New Empire ought to proceed the story from Wingard’s newest blockbuster, specializing in Kong and Godzilla’s tag group antics alongside a number of Titans ready within the wings. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Spider-Man: Throughout the Spider-Verse author Dave Callaham will pen the script.

Whereas Sputore is in, Wingard is transferring on to direct Onslaught for A24. Wingard directed 2022’s Godzilla vs. Kong and this 12 months’s Godzilla x Kong: New Empire. The primary movie punched its method to $470M on the field workplace, whereas Godzilla x Kong: New Empire roared with $567.5M+ worldwide. Godzilla x Kong: New Empire is a diamond within the tough for a grim 12 months on the field workplace. Audiences aren’t flocking to theaters like they used to, with surefire movies like The Fall Man and Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga tanking their ticket gross sales.

Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic modified how normal audiences eat Hollywood’s output, with many viewers being content material to attend for digital dwelling releases of latest films. Take The Fall Man, a movie that debuted on-line 17 days after its theatrical launch. With wait instances like that, it’s no surprise persons are skipping the silver display. Theaters have tried to compensate for losses by making theaters extra comfy with premiere seating, however ticket prices are larger than ever. I went to the films this previous weekend to see Furiosa. I paid $80 in Canadian forex for 2 common tickets and snacks! That’s virtually $100 for an evening on the theater for 2 folks! Furiosa was wonderful, however c’mon!

Are you enthusiastic about Grant Sputore taking cost of the following Godzilla x Kong film? Did you’ve gotten a distinct director in thoughts for the job? Tell us within the feedback part beneath.

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a JoBlo.com editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He began with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, earlier than launching the companion YouTube sequence Animation Motion pictures Revisited. He is additionally the host of the Speaking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio present specializing in comedian books, movie, music, and extra. You may not often catch him with out headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.

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