Go, Go, Godzilla.

Gareth Edward's forthcoming giant-monster sequel has been slated for release on June 8, 2018, it was revealed by Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures on Thursday. The director will take on the project after helming his 2016 "Star Wars" spinoff for Disney.

The "Godzilla" followup got some play at this year's Comic-Con when Legendary teased appearances by classic Godzilla monsters Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah in the film. This announcement followed the first entry's massive $93.2 million opening weekend on its way to a total worldwide gross of over $500 million; it was also critically well-received, with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 73% "Fresh."

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A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.