He’s currently hard at work on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and while no specific details in regards to his departure have been revealed, it’s said that the split was an amicable one.
The trade mentions that Edwards has some other smaller personal projects he’s keen to crack on with after spending the past few years working on huge blockbusters, so that no doubt played a role here. Godzilla 2 has a release date of March 22nd, 2019, and will be followed in 2020 by a crossover which will pit the monster against the iconic King Kong.
It’s going to be interesting to see what Legendary does next, especially as they plucked Edwards out of relative obscurity for the first movie. He certainly made his mark on the franchise anyway, and it’s actually pretty exciting to ponder what the talented Brit will do now that he has the next few years free. Is a Marvel or DC movie too much to hope for?