It was reported over the weekend that Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has been signed up to star in Legendary’s Godzilla: King of Monsters, the sequel to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 revival.
Brown became an overnight star thanks to her role as the enigmatic and mysterious Eleven in Netflix’s hit show, and surely has a long and interesting career ahead of her. She is the first member of the Godzilla: King of Monsters cast to be announced, with no word yet as to the possible return of either Aaron Taylor-Johnson or Elizabeth Olsen.
Michael Dougherty is directing the film from a script by himself and Zach Shields. As well as directing modern holiday-horror favourites Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus, Dougherty wrote X-Men 2, Superman Returns and straight-to-video slasher sequel Urban Legends: Bloody Mary.
Godzilla: King of Monsters, which currently has a scheduled release date of March 22nd, 2019, will reportedly feature the return of longtime nemesis King Ghidorah. The new Godzilla universe will be expanded with Godzilla vs. Kong in May 2020.
Meanwhile, Stranger Things will return to Netflix for a second season in the summer.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)