People go to Godzilla movies to see the fire-breathing monster wreak havoc on major metropolitan areas, but the stories overall wouldn't be as compelling without the human characters. Godzilla 2, officially called Godzilla: King of the Monsters, will make sure there are plenty of people on hand to witness Godzilla's latest fight. So far two people have been officially added to the sequel's cast, and today it was revealed that The Conjuring's Vera Farmiga is the third actor to jump aboard.
According to Variety, Vera Farmiga will join Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown and Bloodline's Kyle Chandler in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The only details provided about her character is that she is the mother of Brown's character. Chandler is playing the father, though it's unclear if him and Farmiga's character are together or separated in the movie. With production on Godzilla: King of the Monsters expected to begin production in Atlanta, Georgia this June, you can bet that more casting announcements are on the way. So far no characters from 2014's Godzilla have been confirmed to return, and as they've said before, Variety mentioned that Ken Watanabe's Dr. Ishiro Serizawa is the only one likely to be brought back.
Vera Farmiga rose to prominence in Hollywood for her performance as Irene Morrison in 2004's Down to the Bone. Since then, her notable credits have included The Manchurian Candidate remake, The Departed, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Up in the Air, Source Code and The Judge. Horror fans, however, likely know her best as Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring movies, where she co-stars alongside Patrick Wilson. On television, she's been playing Norma Bates on A&E's Bates Motel, which is currently airing its final season. Along with Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Farmiga's other upcoming movies include Boundaries, The Commuter and Captive State.
2014's Godzilla ended with the beast returning to the ocean after slaughtering the MUTOs, but no official plot details have been released about Godzilla: King of the Monsters yet, so we'll have to keep waiting to learn why he's emerged from the watery depths. This will be the third entry in Warner Bros and Legendary Entertainment's MonsterVerse, which revolves around the giant monsters (duh) that inhabit the Earth and the scientific organization Monarch that investigates them. The cinematic kicked off with Godzilla and continues next month with Kong: Skull Island. A year after Godzilla: King of the Monsters hits theaters, Godzilla will clash with King Kong in Godzilla vs. Kong, a showdown that has never happened in a full United States production before.
Directed by Krampus' Michael Dougherty, who co-wrote the script with Zach Shields, Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be released in theaters on March 22, 2019. Let us know what you think of Vera Farmiga joining the cast in the comments below.