Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven from Stranger Things) and Kyle Chandler (FBI agent from The Wolf of Wall Street) have been cast as the stars of the upcoming 2019 Godzilla sequel Godzilla: King of the Monsters
First of all, if you haven’t seen the Kong: Skull Island trailer, watch this!
Okay, now that you’ve seen that, here’s the big news: Kong, which is coming out on March 10, is setting the stage for a massive monster mash where King Kong and Godzilla presumably fight to the death and destroy cities in the process. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited for a big budget creature feature that eschews plausibility in the name of gigantic monsters wreaking havoc.
Production info for Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is an upcoming sequel to the 2014 Godzilla remake, which was actually totally awesome. The movie, directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus, X-Men 2, X-Men: Apocalypse, Superman Returns) is expected to come out March 22, 2019, and will take place in Legendary and Warner Bros. cinematic monster universe.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, all plot and character details are literally being hidden on an island in the South Pacific, possibly where filming is taking place? This is all speculation, so take it with a grain of salt. Or two.
Casting Info for Godzilla: King of the Monsters
It was recently announced that Mille Bobby Brown (Eleven from Stranger Things, other people in Once Upon a Time, Grey’s Anatomy) landed her first big screen role as the daughter of the star, played by Kyle Chandler (FBI agent from The Wolf of Wall Street, deputy from Super 8, the annoying actor from King Kong, and government official from The Day the Earth Stood Still). Based on his past character roles, I think it’s safe to assume Chandler will play a tough-as-nails retired military guy who is pulled back into the game when Godzilla steals his daughter. Or something.
Setting Up a Release Timeline for the Godzilla vs. Kong Franchise
So, the theoretical release timeline is as follows: we’re introduced to our modern Godzilla in Godzilla (2014), introduced to our modern King Kong in King Kong: Skull Island (2017), revisiting Godzilla in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), and pitting the two beasts against each other in another upcoming blockbuster that is shrouded in mystery (2020, 2021?).
If nothing else, it’s going to be a very badass franchise.