Get Out star and ‘The West Wing’ alumnus Bradley Whitford is the latest actor to be cast in Warner Bros’ Godzilla (2014) sequel Godzilla: King of Monsters.
With plot details being kept under wraps, it is not yet known which role Whitford will portray in the movie that is set to be written and directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat, Krampus). Dougherty, whose screenwriting credits include X2, Superman Returns and X-Men: Apocalypse, is the man tasked with taking over from Godzilla director Gareth Edwards who departed the franchise for LucasFilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) with a hefty amount of praise.
‘Stranger Things’ actress Millie Bobby Brown was announced for the movie as far back as January (2017) and will play the daughter of Vera Farmiga and Kyle Chandler, the latter of whom will play the role of a pivotal scientist. Sally Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Thomas Middleditch and Ken Watanebe have also been confirmed for the film.
Godzilla: King of Monsters will be a part of Warner Bros’ planned ‘monsters universe’, officially titled ‘The MonsterVerse’, that also includes King Kong (seen in Kong: Skull Island – 2017), Mothra and King Ghidora, amongst others.