Ahead of the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters, we have just received news of the next monster movie in line, Godzilla vs. Kong. The sequel made big news when Adam Wingard was hired to direct and there has been no shortage of excitement for what is sure to be a exciting installment. Genre fans will of course recognize Wingard as the director You’re Next and Blair Witch among others. Now that production of the films has officially begun, Warner Bros. Studios has released more casting news and the official synopsis.
According to the official press release Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood, Hold The Dark) will star alongside Eiza Gonzalez (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) and Rebecca Hall (The Awakening). Also reprising their roles from Godzilla: King of the Monsters are Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown and Kyle Chandler (Super 8) as son and daughter, respectively. Shun Oguri is also making his Hollywood debut with this film after working under genre regular Takashi Miike in the film Crows Zero.
The Official Synopsis:
In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the plant collide in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the Earth forever.
Taking a page out of the Marvel playbook, Godzilla vs. Kong is the next film in the “MonsterVerse”. 2014’s Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island kicked off the series, with next year’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters building off an end credits scene that pit Godzilla against long running foes of Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah. The crypto-zoological agency “Monarch” is also expected to be featured.
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