'Godzilla 2' and 'Pacific Rim 2' Get New Titles

The Godzilla is dubbed 'King of Monsters' in the sequel while 'Pacific Rim' ditches 'Maelstrom' subtitle in favor of 'Uprising'.

AceShowbiz - "Godzilla 2" finally gets an official title. In a press release, Legendary Pictures announces that the upcoming sequel to Gareth Edwards' 2014 monster movie "Godzilla" is named "Godzilla: King of Monsters".

Meanwhile, Universal changes the title of "Pacific Rim 2". Initially called "Pacific Rim: Maelstorm", the follow-up to Guillermo del Toro's 2013 film "Pacific Rim" is now named "Pacific Rim Uprising".

"Godzilla: King of Monsters" is directed by Michael Doherty ("Krampus"). It's scheduled for March 22, 2019. The movie is reportedly leading up to a crossover with "King Kong" which will return to the big screen in a reboot on March 10, 2017. The "Godzilla vs. Kong" is tentatively planned for 2020.

Meanwhile, "Pacific Rim Uprising" is helmed by Steven S. DeKnight. It's due Stateside on February 23, 2018. It stars John Boyega and Scott Eastwood.

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