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The main reason people flock to see a new Godzilla movie is to watch the giant reptilian monster weak havoc, but without the human elements, the story wouldn't be as interesting. Just like its 2014 predecessor, Godzilla 2, officially known as Godzilla: King of the Monsters, will have human players involved, and the cast is slowly being assembled. Last month, Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown was announced as the Godzilla sequel's first performer, and today it was revealed that a fellow Netflix actor will be joining her: Bloodline's Kyle Chandler.
As the second actor to be announced for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Kyle Chandler will play the father of Mille Bobby Brown's character. Variety didn't provide any other details about his character, as like many blockbusters, the Godzilla sequel is keeping plot information close to the proverbial chest. As an interesting side note, the report also mentions that Ken Watanabe, who played Dr. Ishiro Serizawa from Monarch, is the only main cast member from the first movie who is likely to return.
Kyle Chandler has been acting for three decades, and movie-wise, his credits include The Day The Earth Stood Still, Super 8, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, The Wolf of Wall Street and Manchester by the Sea. In the television world, he had starring roles on the '90s shows Homefront and Early Edition, but he's arguably best known for playing Eric Taylor in Friday Night Lights. Since 2015, Chandler been playing John Rayburn in Bloodline, but since that series will end after its third season, there's room in his schedule to go up against one of pop culture's greatest monsters. He already has some experience in that field having played Bruce Baxter in the 2005 King Kong remake.
As stated earlier, no specific plot information about Godzilla: King of the Monsters has been revealed to the public yet. Succeeding Gareth Edwards as director will be Michael Dougherty, who previously helmed Trick 'r Treat and Krampus. Dougherty also co-wrote the Godzilla sequel script with Zach Shields. Whatever goes down in the fire-breathing monster's next movie, one thing is guaranteed: he won't bite the dust. That's because a year later, he'll unleash his might against King Kong in Godzilla vs. Kong, the two beasts being among the many inhabitants of the MonsterVerse.
While we continue to wait for news about Godzilla: King of the Monsters, re-live some of the excitement from the 2014 reboot that kicked off the new series by watching the eponymous beast's best scenes.
With principal photography kicking off in Atlanta, Georgia soon, Godzilla: King of the Monsters will charge into theaters on March 22, 2019.