A little disappointing news this morning, as Toho has unveiled plans to begin a new Godzilla shared universe beginning in 2020 for their large series of kaiju films. Unfortunately, those future plans will not include a Shin Godzilla sequel. The first Shin Godzilla, directed by Hideaki Anno, went on to massive acclaim, sky-rocketing the larger-than-life character back into the modern spotlight.
The future of the series and its forwarding developments are very conscious of the method of “shared universe”. Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah, etc. could all share a single world view much like a Marvel movie where Iron Man and the Hulk can crossover with each other. It is said that each movie can be a possible film production where any one of them could lead a film of their own as the titular character. Shin Godzilla was a huge hit, but instead of thinking of doing the obvious idea of making a Shin Godzilla 2, instead think about a world that can be used for a long time. I’d rather make a World of Godzilla.