Speaking exclusively to SciFiNow, Godzilla and Monsters director Gareth Edwards revealed that while his mooted-Monster Island sequel – or the less-likely crossover with Pacific Rim – could happen, the 2014 reboot has no pretensions to be the first part in a franchise.
“It would be very arrogant to design this to be more than one film,” asserts the director.
“The best chance you have of making another movie is making the first one as good as it could be, [so that] people don’t have to have seen the previous Godzilla anything, and at the end there’s not an expectation of anything afterwards.
“The original Terminator and Back To The Future, they went off and did other movies after, but they weren’t designed to do that. They’re just strong films on their own.
“If it does well then we’ll have the conversation and figure out if we’re going to do something else. We didn’t enter into it that way.”
Godzilla is due in cinemas 16 May 2014. You can read our massive director interview in SciFiNow issue 92 and buy the 1954 Godzilla on DVD for £10.83 at Amazon.co.uk.