The Walking Dead actress Elizabeth Ludlow known to fans of the AMC horror series as Arat, a member of Negan’s The Saviors, has joined the cast of the upcoming Godzilla sequel which is now in production with the working titled Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
Ludlow joins the cast of the sequel led by Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, and Vera Farmiga. Details on the actresses character remain under wraps. The film follows the Monarch agency as it faces off against monsters including Godzilla, as well as Mothra, Rodan, Ghidorah.
Godzilla: King of Monsters is the third installment to the cinematic MonsterVerse from Legendary Pictures following Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island. With Gareth Edwards exiting the sequel to focus on a smaller feature following Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the new film is being directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus) from a script co-written by Dougherty and his Krampus partner Zach Shield. Production is currently underway in Atlanta, Georgia. Alex Garcia and Zach Shields serve as exec producers on the project.
The film also stars 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 March 22, 2019, and will be followed by Godzilla vs. Kong on May 22, 2020. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Godzilla: King of the Monsters as we learn it.
‘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.