Variety reports Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) has been added to the cast of the upcoming creature feature Godzilla vs. Kong.
Character details remain under wraps, however, Henry will join the cast which currently includes Millie Bobby Brown and Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2). Godzilla vs. Kong is the culmination of Legendary Entertainment’s cinematic MonsterVerse between the most recent American iterations of the iconic monsters. 2014’s Godzilla from director Gareth Edwards grossed $529.1 million at the global box office while Kong: Skull Island managed $565 million worldwide.
Godzilla vs. Kong is directed by Adam Wingard (Death Note) from a script written by Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean), Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne (Star Trek Beyond), Lindsey Beer (The Kingkiller Chronicles), Cat Vasko (Queen of the Air), T.S. Nowlin (The Maze Runner, Pacific Rim: Uprising) and J. Michael Straczynski (World War Z).
Godzilla vs. Kong is due in theaters May 22, 2020. The film will feature Brown who is set to reprise her role from Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the sequel to Godzilla which is helmed by Krampus director Michael Dougherty and also stars Kyle Chandler, Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Zhang Ziyi, Anthony Ramos, Ken Watanabe, Randy Havens, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, Thomas Middleditch, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins and Charles Dance. Here’s the official synopsis:
The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters hits theaters on May 31, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Godzilla vs. Kong as we learn it.