David Callaham Will Pen the Script for the Next ‘Monsterverse’ Movie


'Godzilla x Kong' hits digital next week.

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    received a mixed reception, but director Adam Wingard could still return.

Less than a week ahead Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Coming to digital platforms, the next installment in the franchise has just received an exciting update. The Hollywood Reporter announced it Dave Callahamwho wrote the script Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings next to the director Destiny Daniel Crettonwill write the script for the next one MonsterVerse movie With the latest hit from Godzilla x Kongthe MonsterVerse The franchise has officially grossed over $2.5 billion at the worldwide box office, making it one of the highest-grossing franchises of all time, behind other industry titans like the MCU ($11.7 billion ) and Star Wars ($5 billion).

In addition to receiving an amazing 4K UHD Collectors Edition box set, which will include all five films to date, Godzilla X Kong is on pace to end its theatrical run with an estimated $550 million worldwide on a budget of $135-150 million, an impressive profit margin. The film has been a mixed bag among critics and audiences, earning a “rotten” score of 54% from critics, but a much-improved score of 91% from the general public on aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes. It continues the series' trend of having a lower approval rating from critics, but it still saw a considerable drop from the last installment. Godzilla vs. Kongwhich critics approved with a 76% rate.

What do we know about the upcoming “MonsterVerse” movie?

Other than Callaham signing on to write the script, little is known about the sequel Godzilla/Kong movie right now. The report claims that franchise distributor Warner Bros. is interested Godzilla X Kong director Adam Wingard to return to direct the sixth installment, but that no official agreement has been reached. Wingard currently has his sights set Sausage, an upcoming A24 action-horror thriller that his commitment to could force WB to find a new director. Wingard's only two management credits since 2018 are in both Godzilla vs. Kong i Godzilla x Kong, so his interest in taking on different projects in other genres is understandable. Fortunately for Warner Bros., audiences have proven to be interested in monster-smashing action, regardless of who sits in the director's chair.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is still playing in theaters ahead of the film's digital release on May 14. Get tickets below and stay tuned to Collider for future updates on the next installment of the MonsterVerse franchise

Godzilla X Kong The New Empire Movie Poster

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Kong and the fearsome Godzilla face a colossal undiscovered threat lurking in our world that challenges their very existence, and ours.

Publication date
March 29, 2024

Execution time
1h 55m



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