As the monsters universe continues to take shape at Legendary, the Godzilla sequel has cast megastar Bradley Whitford for King of the Monsters.
Franchises and cinematic universes are just all the rage right now, aren’t they? It’s like you can’t be a real movie unless you tie into something else. Or rather, don’t expect to be a blockbuster if you’re not ready to give Hollywood four to five entries. At least.
For today, we’re going to be looking at a monster of a franchise that isn’t Universal’s Dark Universe. Of course, that’s not to be confused with the Justice League Dark movie that may or may not still be happening. (Doug Liman left the project.)
So many franchise, so little time.
Today, we look to Legendary, where Gareth Edwards first dropped Godzilla in 2014 and Jordan Vogt-Roberts followed up with Kong: Skull Island earlier this year. With these two MonsterVerse entries, the road ahead is clear for the Godzilla sequel due for release in 2019.
It’s shaping up pretty well thus far. The cast includes Silicon Valley‘s Thomas Middleditch, Stranger Things‘ Millie Bobby Brown, Bates Motel‘s Vera Farmiga and Bloodline‘s Kyle Chandler. I mean, that’s one hell of a cast.
Bradley Whitford has joined the film too, and suddenly, I’m having all the Cabin in the Woods flashbacks possible. At this time, his role in the film remains under wraps, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he plays a similar character to the aforementioned 2012 horror film. Unless he plays a Chief of Staff or deranged killer of some sort. Wouldn’t that be interesting?
Obviously, after King of the Monsters, the next film will be the biggest — Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020. As to which actors make it to that film? Well, I guess we’ll see.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters opens in theaters on March 22, 2019.