One of the biggest things to come from Netlfix’s Stranger Things (aside from our shared obsession with Barb) was star Millie Bobby Brown. Now, Brown will take on something even bigger with her first major film role in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
As the first official casting announcement for the film, it shows promise and raises some questions about what her role will actually be. Brown demonstrated her talent in Stranger Things, earning two Screen Actors Guild nominations; one for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, and one with the ensemble cast.
Brown has been praised by her Stranger Things directors for her keen instincts as a young actress. She reportedly knows how to adjust her performance to the camera lens or angle, which is a pretty incredible ability to see from a child actor. It’s no wonder that she shot into the spotlight for her performance as Eleven, despite the character’s limited vocabulary.
We were recently able to confirm that Michael Dougherty will direct. Dougherty’s previous films, Krampus and Trick r’ Treat, had a perfect balance of horror and humor, so I’m excited to see what he will bring to this action-packed franchise.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters and the upcoming Kong: Skull Island (opening March 10) will build up towards an all-out boss battle with Kong vs. Godzilla in 2020.
We don’t know much about Godzilla: King of the Monsters at this time as it’s still in pre-production, but according to Screen Crush, early plans from the 2014 remake – directed by Gareth Edwards (Rogue One) – were set to include Mechagodzilla – a creature originally introduced in 1974. Mechagodzilla was an extraterrestrial antagonist, later depicted as a man-made weapon to defend Japan from Godzilla.
Director Michael Dougherty will team up with Krampus co-writer Zach Sheilds to write the screenplay for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which is set for release on March 22, 2019.