Hey fandom! If the first addition to KOM’s cast is anything to go by we’re in for a real treat! Legendary has just announced Millie Bobby Brown to star in Godzilla: King of Monsters, their sequel to 2014’s smash-hit, GODZILLA, and continuation of the MonsterVerse.
Brown is known for her multi-award-nominated performance as Eleven in Netflix’s pop culture phenomenon Stranger Things, in which she plays a very unique young lady with special powers (no need to spoil an excellent show for those who haven’t seen it). Perhaps she’ll step into a similar role for the MonsterVerse? Are we in store for a killer performance from this incredible young actress akin to the Heisei era’s Miki Saegusa?
Saegusa is a fan favorite character, one of the best parts of the Heisei era’s interconnected feel. She shared a strong psychic bond with Godzilla, something that shouldn’t have worked nearly as well as it did. It’s not hard to imagine Brown playing a reinvention of this role. How fun would that be?
We’ll keep our vinyl tails crossed. For now, check out the original scoop from Coming Soon:
Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown to star in Godzilla: King of the Monsters!
Legendary Entertainment has announced today that Stranger Things breakout Millie Bobby Brown is set to star in the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the sequel to 2014’s Godzilla. She was recently nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and People’s Choice Award for her portrayal of “Eleven” in the Netflix series.
Brown is the first cast member to be revealed for the upcoming sequel which is being written by Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat, Krampus) and Zach Shields, with Dougherty set to direct.
It remains to be seen what the plot for the upcoming sequel will be but Legendary previously announced the addition of several more Toho kaiju including Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah, and potentially some original monsters like the 2014 film’s MUTO
The film is part of the Legendary and Warner Bros. cinematic Monsterverse which also includes the upcoming Kong: Skull Island, due out in theaters on March 10, 2017, and even a Godzilla vs King Kong feature (a rematch of the first time the pair collided in 1962) now set for a May 29, 2020 release.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be released on March 22nd, 2019.
Excited yet? We’ll keep you updated every step of the way as always!
– Jon D. B.