Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) actress Zhang Ziyi has joined the Legendary and Warner Bros MonsterVerse movie Godzilla: King of Monsters.
The 38 year old Chinese actress will play a yet-to-be-confirmed role that will feature prominently in the future of the MonsterVerse, including King of Monsters’ follow-up Godzilla vs King Kong, set for a 2020 release.
Godzilla: King of Monsters will be directed by Michael Dougherty, the screenwriter of X2 and Superman Returns, and will co-star Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown, with Get Out star Bradley Whitford being confirmed as late as last week.
The news of Ziyi’s casting follows the actress’s wrapping of production on a JJ Abrams produced project connected to his Cloverfield universe.
Godzilla: King of Monsters is set for release on the 22nd of March 2019.