The cast for the upcoming sequel Godzilla: King of the Monsters is quite exciting, and with this latest addition it’s safe to say that things may be getting a little stranger. Director Michael Dougherty (Krampus) announced on his Twitter account that Randy Havens has joined the film.
According to Dougherty’s tweet, Havens will likely play a scientist that works for Monarch – the company established in Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla that was also featured during a post-credits stinger in Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island.
— Mike Dougherty (@Mike_Dougherty) May 24, 2017
Casting Havens as a scientist seems quite fitting, given that his character in Stranger Things was a teacher who encouraged the main boys to take an interest in science.
Havens will be reuniting with his Stranger Things co-star Millie Bobby Brown. Kyle Chandler and Vera Farmiga were cast to play the parents of Brown’s character. O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Aisha Hinds, Anthony Ramos (Hamilton: An American Musical), Charles Dance and Sally Hawkins will also be part of the ensemble.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be the third chapter in Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse. The film is scheduled to release on March 22, 2019, and will be followed by the highly anticipated match-up Godzilla vs. Kong on May 22, 2020.
10 ‘Godzilla’ Kaiju That Need To Be In The MonsterVerse
With both 2014’s Godzilla and this year’s Kong: Skull Island managing to outperform expectations, the MonsterVerse from Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers is off to a good start. That being said, there’s room for growth amongst the roster of kaiju – thus far, only five classic kaiju have been confirmed to exist in the MonsterVerse: Godzilla, King Kong, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah, and of those, we’ve only seen two of them in action. Should the series continue to succeed, the setting’s going to need more than original monsters like the M.U.T.O. and the Skullcrawlers – it will need to pull in some fan-favorite monsters from the classic creature features to keep things interesting. Here are ten of Toho’s best kaiju that would make fine additions to the MonsterVerse, with explanations of who they are and why they need to be a part of the setting.