There’s little denying that Toho’s “Godzilla Minus One” has been nothing but a massive success story on all fronts. The film has scored major acclaim everywhere and is currently up to a $75 million gross worldwide from a budget of under $15 million.
In the wake of that, the obvious question has arisen – what’s next? Apple’s “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” series is continuing, and we’ll see Legendary’s “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” early next Summer, but when will Toho do another “Godzilla” work?
During a recent interview with GQ Japan, producer Minami Ichikawa spoke about the film’s success and says the organization is eyeing the future of the franchise very carefully as they try and consider what to do next:
“We’re collectively considering the future of the Godzilla character. We’ve had things like animated Godzilla films in the past, so we’re brainstorming new avenues to expand the Godzilla universe.”
There was a seven-year gap between “Shin Godzilla” and “Godzilla Minus One,” and it’s unlikely the length between the latter and the next live-action film of the current Reiwa era of the franchise will be as long.
Meanwhile a black-and-white version of “Godzilla Minus One” is coming to Japan early next year.