The forthcoming “Godzilla” sequel, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” has added yet another impressive name to its growing cast. Following news that “Stranger Things” breakout Millie Bobby Brown had joined the cast, Variety has announced that renown actor Kyle Chandler has joined the sequel as her character’s father. No further details have been revealed concerning his character.
Joining the two newcomers will be Ken Watanabe, who is set to reprise his role as Dr. Ishiro Serizawa. It doesn’t seem that the first film’s stars — Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen — will return for the sequel. Of course, Olsen is tied up with the “Avengers” franchise for Marvel Studios, while both Cranston and Taylor-Johnson have plenty of other projects on the horizon.
Best known for starring in NBC’s “Friday Night Lights,” Chandler is coming off of the critically acclaimed Netflix series “Bloodline,” which is set to end later this year with its third season. He is also an Oscar contender for his role in “Manchester by the Sea.”
Legendary has tapped “Krampus” director Michael Dougherty, who is also working on the script with Zach Shields. The sequel is part of the Godzilla-King Kong universe that Legendary is currently building. While still in the early stages, a writers room has been established for burgeoning cinematic universe. The first team-up film set to debut in 2020.
“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” is expected to hit the big screen on May 22, 2019.
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