Adam Wingard Steps Down from Godzilla X Kong Sequel

Adam Wingard Steps Down from Godzilla X Kong Sequel

Adam Wingard will not be directing the upcoming Godzilla X Kong sequel due to scheduling conflicts.

This change allows him to return to his roots in indie action-horror.

Future of the Sequel

A new director has not yet been announced, but sources indicate that Wingard may return to the Monsterverse in the future.

Although his departure is a significant setback, it might not necessarily be bad for the franchise.

Wingard’s Departure

Adam Wingard, who directed the last two films in the Monsterverse series, will not helm Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire.

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Wingard’s exit was amicable, primarily due to scheduling conflicts as he prepares to return to the indie action-horror genre.

New Director Pending

Currently, no new director has been announced for the sequel. Sources suggest that Wingard’s exit leaves the possibility open for his return to the franchise at a later date.

About Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire

In Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire, the giant Titans, who nearly destroyed each other in 2021’s Godzilla vs. Kong, will face a new threat together. This film is the fifth installment in Warner Bros.’ Monsterverse franchise.

Film Details

  • Director: Adam Wingard
  • Release Date: March 29, 2024
  • Studio(s): Legendary Pictures
  • Distributor(s): Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Writers: Terry Rossio, Simon Barrett, Jeremy Slater