"Godzilla 2" is gearing up to stomp all over humankind again.
The sequel to the 2014 monster movie has started filming, according to producer Legendary Pictures and studio Warner Bros. It seems "Godzilla 2" has shed the "King of the Monsters" subtitle that Legendary announced last December.
And — sigh! — the movie is described as the next chapter in the "cinematic MonsterVerse" that encompasses the two "Godzilla" movies, "Kong: Skull Island," and the upcoming "Godzilla vs. Kong."
Michael Dougherty takes over directorial duties from Gareth Edwards. Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins reprise their roles from the first movie, and the cast adds "Stranger Things" star Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, and Zhang Ziyi.
The release also had the official synopsis:
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 2" is slated to open March 22, 2019.