We reached out to director Micheal Dougherty on Twitter about the missing "the" in Godzilla 2's title. In a reply to us and another fan, Dougherty confirmed previous reports made a typo with Godzilla: King of Monsters--The film will be titled, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, much like the 1956 "Americanization."
You can take a look at his clarification here or look below. Thanks Mr. Dougherty:
Since the announcement of Godzilla 2 fans have wondered what the official title of the film would be. Legendary unveiled a press release back in December 2016 which announced the Godzilla sequel as being titled King of Monsters. Of course, Godzilla fans all over the web began wondering if the title was misspelled, due to the apparent lack of the word "the". It seems like a small detail but to G-Fans the title has significant weight.
Just recently however, following the announcement of Michael Dougherty signing on as the film's director, Dougherty updated his official Twitter profile with the title of his next film - Godzilla: King of THE Monsters.
Obviously this means we have slightly conflicting information from two official sources. Given that Daugherty's directorial announcement came after the press release it's possible Legendary vouched to update the title. However, until we receive an official update from the Studio we remain unsure of how to properly title the Godzilla sequel.
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