The MonsterVerse launched again in 2014 with Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, an Americanized re-imagining of the Japanese monster film property that struck a comparatively grounded tone and passed off within the current day. Jordan Vogt-Roberts went on to broaden the franchise three years later with Kong: Cranium Island, a a lot cheekier movie that wound the clock again to the 1970s and formally launched King Kong to the MonsterVerse. Michael Dougherty will take the property again to the current in subsequent yr’s sequel Godzilla: King of the Monsters and, in flip, set the stage for Godzilla vs. Kong‘s arrival in 2020.
Deadline is reporting that Skarsgård has now closed a deal to look reverse Henry and Dennison (amongst others) in Wingard’s Godzilla vs Kong. The movie is slated to start manufacturing in Atlanta this November, which accounts for its current uptick in casting bulletins. Certainly, Demián Bichir (The Nun) solely joined the film’s solid final week. In the meantime, The Walking Dead‘s Danai Gurira is reportedly nonetheless circling a task and rumor has it King of the Monsters costar Millie Bobby Brown is gearing as much as reprise her position within the MonsterVerse crossover.
Skarsgård, for his half, will keep busy as ever within the close to future, due to his position in Godzilla vs. Kong. The actor gained a Golden Globe for his efficiency in HBO’s vital darling Big Little Lies season 1 earlier this yr and rumor has it he could but pop up once more in season 2 (regardless of, properly, what occurred to his character within the first season). Past that, the actor has starred in two Netflix Authentic motion pictures this yr alone (Mute and Hold the Dark) and can costar in Chan-wook Park’s a lot buzzed-about John le Carré TV sequence The Little Drummer Girl, starting subsequent month.
As for Godzilla vs. Kong: Skarsgård is however the newest noteworthy addition to its human solid, with much more large names anticipated to board the challenge over the following few weeks. The MonsterVerse itself has equally succeeded up to now in bringing proficient filmmakers to the desk and permitting them to place their very own distinctive spins on the bigger cinematic universe, as a means of protecting issues feeling contemporary and thrilling. That pattern appears to proceed with Dougherty and Wingard’s upcoming installments, not least of all as a result of the pair have confirmed themselves to be fairly succesful, but very completely different, cult horror administrators in their very own proper.
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) launch date: Could 31, 2019
- Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) launch date: Could 22, 2020