Dan Stevens will play in the follow-up to 2021''s Godzilla vs. Kong, reuniting with director Adam Wingard, according to Deadline''s exclusive casting announcement. This is the first casting announcement for the film, which will begin production this summer in Australia. Stevens and Wingard first worked on the critically acclaimed film The Guest, and Wingard''s work on Godzilla vs. Kong was generally well-regarded, so the next MonsterVerse film is in good hands.
While there are very few details on the plot, a lot of loose ends were left after engaging in battle with Mechagodzilla and Kong in two ways. Wingard said: "I know where we might go potentially with future films." Godzilla vs. Kong surpassed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office while also available on HBO Max. The film was a catalyst in repurposing audiences in 2021, following the outbreak of the epidemic.
Stevens'' breakout role was as Matthew Crawley on Downtown Abbey before acting the titular Beast in 2017''s Beauty and the Beast opposite Emma Watson. Stevens also played in Legion, a film about a US soldier (Stevens) who visits a family, declaring that he was a friend of their son who died in combat. The action thriller surprised viewers in 2014 and helped propel both the actor and the director to more mainstream projects.
There is no guarantee in the future if any recurring cast members from the MonsterVerse will be appearing in the film. This depends, in part, on if the film will focus on Kong or Godzilla. Millie Bobby Brown and Kyle Chandler often appear opposite Godzilla, while Alexander Skarsgard and Kaylee Hottle are among the actors who could play in the movie. Any of these can also appear depending on the timeline and plot details of the film. Mechagodzilla has still brought many untapped To
In Gaslit and the Starz limited series about Watergate, which features Julia Roberts, you can see Godzilla against Kong and several other characters in the MonsterVerse right now.
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