Following the announcement of a director, the forthcoming "Godzilla: King of Monsters," the sequel to the 2014 "Godzilla" film, has added rising star Millie Bobby Brown, who caught national attention for her role as Eleven on Netflix's "Stranger Things." The news comes directly from Legendary, the studio behind the films. Further details surrounding Brown's role in "King of Monsters" are currently unknown.
Legendary's previous Godzilla film, which starred Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, earned $529 Million worldwide in 2014, which led Legendary to announce plans for a sequel shortly thereafter. At the time, the studio had planned to release the follow-up in June 2018. Since then, things have changed as Legendary has decided to make a shared Godzilla-King Kong cinematic universe, headlined by "Godzilla vs. Kong," planned for 2020.
It was recently announced that “Krampus” helmer Michael Dougherty, who co-write the sequel alongside Zach Shields, will pull double-duty as the film's director. Legendary's first "Godzilla" film was directed by Gareth Edwards, who helmed "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."
In October, it was announced that Brown had signed with WME to represent her in all areas following her breakout role in "Stranger Things." She's currently filming the second season of "Stranger Things" for Netflix in Georgia.
"Godzilla: King of Monsters" is scheduled to hit the big screen on May 22, 2019. While "Kong: Skull Island", the next film in Legendary's planned cinematic universe, will hit theaters on March 10.