Ariana Bacle
August 14, 2014 AT 08:40 PM EDT

Godzilla will return to movie screens with a sequel to be released June 18, 2018, Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures announced Thursday.

Gareth Edwards, who directed this year’s Godzilla starring Bryan Cranston, will return to direct the sequel, Variety writes.

Godzilla arrived in theaters May 16, setting a record for 2014 by earning $38.5 million its opening night. The film went on to earn $93.2 million total that opening weekend.

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