Kyle Chandler is taking on Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Having previously faced a giant movie monster in J.J. Abrams‘ Super 8, Kyle Chandler is set to take on Legendary and Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Variety has the news, reporting that Chandler will play the father of Millie Bobby Brown’s character. Brown, as Stranger Things fans well know, was the breakout star of the hit Netflix series and the first name announced to headline the upcoming Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat, Krampus) sequel to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla.
The previous Godzilla brought in $529 million at the global box office and starred Aaron Johnson, Ken Watanabe. Elizabeth Olsen, Sally Hawkins, and Bryan Cranston. The trade notes in today’s report that Watanabe’s character is likely to return for King of the Monsters.
Dougherty is also writing King of the Monsters, which has not yet revealed official plot details. Legendary previously announced, however, the addition of several more famous Toho kaiju, including Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah.
King of the Monsters is part of the Legendary and Warner Bros. cinematic Monsterverse, which also includes the upcoming Kong: Skull Island, due out in theaters on March 10. Following King of the Monsters on March 22, 2019, there are plans for a Godzilla vs King Kong feature film, set for a May 29, 2020 release.
Kyle Chandler recently appeared in Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea, currently nominated for six Academy Awards. He’s also one of the stars of Netflix’s hit drama series Bloodlines.
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