Plot details and full cast revealed for Godzilla sequel
Following the success of Godzilla (2014) and Kong: Skull Island (2017), filming has begun for the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse. Titled Godzilla: King of Monsters the film will see Godzilla facing off against some of the franchise’s most iconic monsters, and will eventually be followed by Godzilla vs. Kong (2020). The official synopsis reads as follows:
The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
The film is being directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus) and sees Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine) both reprising their Godzilla roles. Additional cast members include Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel, The Conjuring films), Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street, Manchester by the Sea), Bradley Whitford (Get Out); Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s Silicon Valley), Charles Dance (HBO’s Game of Thrones), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Aisha Hinds (Star Trek: Into Darkness), Zhang Ziyi (Memoirs of a Geisha, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), and Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) in her feature film debut.
For those who have yet to see the previous films in the Monsterverse, the following trailers are for Godzilla (2014) and Kong: Skull Island (2017):
Dougherty directs from a script he wrote with Zach Shields. The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Brian Rogers and Thomas Tull, with Barry H. Waldman, Zach Shields, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira serving as executive producers and Alexandra Mendes co-producing for Legendary.
Godzilla: King of Monsters is stated for a release date of March 22, 2019.
Image credits: Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures