Godzilla x Kong Follow-Up Is Officially in the Works With an MCU Writer

Although Legendary’s Monsterverse was expected to continue following Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, we just got our first apparent confirmation of another film in the franchise.

According to a report from THR today, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings screenwriter Dave Callaham has been tapped to write the script for Godzilla x Kong’s follow-up. Funny enough, this isn’t Callaham’s first go at everyone’s favorite reptilian kaiju; the writer has a “story by” credit on Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla film.

As THR notes, Callaham is known for being particularly skilled at action scripts, with recent credits including Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Mortal Kombat, Wonder Woman 1984, and a rewrite on 2015’s Ant-Man. He also worked on the upcoming live-action Masters of the Universe movie, which just recently got a June 5, 2026 release date.

It’s currently unclear if Godzilla x Kong director Adam Wingard will return for the follow-up. THR reports that he currently does not have a deal in place, and his desire to make an original film called Onslaught could complicate things. Legendary, however, reportedly wants to continue its relationship with the filmmaker, who also directed 2021’s Godzilla vs. Kong.

The confirmation of development of another movie in the Monsterverse comes after Godzilla x Kong performed solidly at the box office, grossing $548 million worldwide (per Box Office Mojo) on a pretty reasonable reported budget of $135 million.

Reviews, though, were mixed. IGN gave Godzilla x Kong: A New Empire a 6/10, calling it “a textbook visual thrill ride punctuated by brief moments of forced emotion and little else.”

Alex Stedman is a Senior News Editor with IGN, overseeing entertainment reporting. When she’s not writing or editing, you can find her reading fantasy novels or playing Dungeons & Dragons.


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