The veteran British actor, Charles Dance, who is best known for his role as Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones has signed up to star in the Michael Dougherty Godzilla: King of the Monsters alongside Sally Hawkins who is set to reprise her role as Dr Vivienne Graham from Gareth Edwards 2014 version of Godzilla.
As with Kong: Skull Island, which starred Tom Hiddleston, reintroducing audiences to the slightly oversized ape, Godzilla: King of the Monsters looks all set to do the same story wise, even though no plot has yet been revealed before the pair meets for an almighty battle come 2020. Both films fall under the Legendary/Warner Bros cinematic universe, with a release date set for May 22nd, 2019, exactly a year before Godzilla vs Kong there is no doubt Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a part of this franchise.
With the plot being kept top secret, we are being kept guessing at how this new venture in the much-told story plays out but we’re having a pretty good guess it’s going to be ever so familiar from what we witnessed this year. The original film was first released some 63 years ago in 1954, a Japanese-American kaiju film co-directed by Terry O. Morse and Ishirō Honda.
The film wasn’t shown to European audiences as the time and even in the US was only shown at cinemas in Japanese communities and then a whole 16 minutes were removed as they had heavy themes of political, social, and anti-nuclear themes and overtones.
Hawkins and Dance join an already announced cast of Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring), Kyle Chandler (Manchester by the Sea), Ken Watanabe (Godzilla), Aisha Hinds (All The Way) and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton).