Godzilla vs. Kong was a huge success at the box office when it was released last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic era. As a result, Legendary Pictures is moving forward with a follow-up film in the MonsterVerse that is set to begin production this year in Australia. Now, it looks like they have recruited its first confirmed actor on its ensemble cast.
According to Deadline, Legion and Beauty and the Beast star Dan Stevens has been tapped to lead the untitled Godzilla vs. Kong sequel. The information regarding his role is under wraps for now, but he is going to reunite with director Adam Wingard, with who he previously worked in the 2014 film The Guest.
The plot details for the film are unknown as of this time except that it's going to possibly feature another battle with the larger-than-life monsters. As for Stevens, he has been particular in the film roles that he has taken in the last few years with 2017's Beauty and the Beast as the last tentpole/franchise film that he worked on before this. However, the opportunity to Wingard again was too hard to pass up.
Stevens currently stars in the Starz limited series Gaslit and previously starred in the FX/Marvel series Legion where he played David Haller and the hit British series Downton Abbey. In the past few years, he appeared in films such as Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, The Rental, The Call of the Wild, and Lucy in the Sky.
It is great to hear that the film has started its casting process with Stevens as the first one to be recruited into the ensemble. While we don't know what his role will be, we know that he is a talented actor and can be a great lead in a film. It would be curious to see who they will recruit more in the cast and which ones from the previous films will also return.
There is no release date set yet for the Godzilla vs. Kong sequel.