To a lot of people, actor Kyle Chandler will be most fondly remembered as Coach Taylor in the TV series Friday Night Lights, but he’s had a long and accomplished career in Hollywood. For instance, he was in Peter Jackson’s King Kong remake as Bruce Baxter, the leading man of a film being shot on Skull Island before all hell breaks loose and the giant ape arrives, at which point he has mixed feelings about saving Ann Darrow with the Venture crew. Well Chandler just can’t see to get away from the monsters, because his next big role will find him face-to-face (so to speak) with another famous movie monster: Godzilla.
Variety is reporting that Chandler is joining Millie Bobby Brown as part of the cast for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the upcoming sequel to the 2014 American remake of Godzilla. Of course, this would be the point where I tell you something about Chandler’s character or the plot about the film, but we don’t know anything yet on either subject. Perhaps Chandler will fill the Bryan Cranston role as the acting heavy who’s cast to bring some gravitas to the giant monsters narrative, but at this point who knows really. Aside from Brown and Chandler, no other official casting announcements have been made.
Or have they? That same Variety article said that Ken Watanabe will return as Dr. Ishiro “Let Them Fight” Serizawa, which would make him the only returning cast member from the original film. Dr. Serizawa was the head of Monarch, an organization dedicated to studying Godzilla and other M.U.T.O.s (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Objects). If you’ve seen a particular teaser for Kong: Skull Island, then you’ve seen the mention of Monarch and its work researching monsters, so if a true monsters universe is being built, it would not be unexpected if Monarch plays a part in Godzilla 2. Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus filmmaker Michael Dougherty is directing from a script he co-wrote with Zach Shields.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be in theatres everywhere on March 22, 2019.
Source: Cinema Blend