The sequel to 2014’s Godzilla has just started principle photography in Atlanta, Georgia. Tentatively referred to as Godzilla: King of the Monsters — although that title has not yet been officially confirmed — the film will be the third installment in Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ growing MonsterVerse of interconnected films featuring the biggest beasts of cinema.
To mark the occasion, Warner and Legendary have released further details about the film’s plot and cast. According to the studios’ press release, the movie will follow “the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species — thought to be mere myths — rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.”
Joining returning stars Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine) will be Stranger Things‘ Millie Bobbie Brown, making her feature film debut.
The cast also includes Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air), Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street), Bradley Whitford (Get Out), Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s Silicon Valley), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness) and Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).
Directed by Michael Dougherty from a script he penned with Zach Shields, Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set to be released in both 3D and 2D in March 2019, ahead of the much-anticipated Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020.