'Godzilla: King of the Monsters': Release Date, Cast, Monsters and Everything We Know so Far
2014’s “Godzilla” was a bigger box office success than the 1998 original, so it’s no surprise that a “Godzilla” sequel is already in the works. Here’s what we know about the upcoming film so far.
The upcoming follow-up entitled “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” is part of Legandary’s own MonsterVerse and is slated to hit theaters on March 22, 2019. The film is the next in line in the cinematic universe after Kong: Skull Island” and the one before the epic “Godzilla vs King Kong” hits theaters.
“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” was originally expected to bow out in 2018, but the release date was pushed back after Legendary moved production from Universal to Warner Bros. The upcoming film will be directed and written by filmmaker Michael Dougherty based on a script penned by his “Krampus” co-writer Zach Shields and Max Borenstein, who wrote the first “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island.”
The confirmed cast for the sequel includes “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel”), Kyle Chandler of “Friday Night Lights” fame, Aisha Hinds (“Underground”) and “Straght Outta Compton” actor O’Shea Jackson Jr. Ken Watanabe is also set to reprise his role as Dr. Ishiro Serizawa.
Legendary Pictures acquired the rights to use some of “Godzilla’s” enemies so we already know what to expect in terms of monster battles. These monsters include the mutated pterosaur Rodan, the malevolent, hermetic butterfly Mothra, and the three-headed alien beast Ghidorah.
Although plot details for “King of the Monsters” have been kept under wraps, the above-mentioned list of monsters opens up a lot of possibilities, especially with Ghidorah. In the three-headed creature’s first appearance, Godzilla required help from both Mothra and Rodan to take the beast down.
If Legendary plans to follow the same plot, it could mean that the Monsterverse could be featuring monster team-ups sooner than expected.
Stay tuned for more news and updates on “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.”
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