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It's been a while since Warner Bros' Godzilla stomped its way into theaters, but with this year's Kong: Skull Island, the MonsterVerse is building up towards his return. You can see it in all of the recent casting news we've seen coming from Godzilla: King of the Monsters' camp. But perhaps the most interesting piece we've seen is the fact that another cast member of Netflix' hit show Stranger Things join the film's cast. Please welcome Mr. Clarke himself, actor Randall P. Havens, to the crew!
The announcement came from writer/director Michael Doughterty himself, via his Twitter feed, as he revealed that one of the coolest science teachers in pop culture history is going to be part of the long awaited sequel to the film that jump-started the king lizard's brand name. There are no particular details as to who he'll be playing, and whether or not he'll be helping or hindering Godzilla's potential battle with Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah.
As mentioned before, Havens is the second cast member of the Stranger Things crew to join up with the MonsterVerse, as Millie Bobby Brown was one of the first people to sign onto Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Rounding out the cast is fellow Netflix employee Kyle Chandler, The Conjuring's Vera Farmiga, Straight Outta Compton's O'Shea Jackson, Game of Thrones' Charles Dance and returning Godzilla cast members Sally Hawkins and Ken Watanabe. Judging by the cast that's being assembled, as well as the pedigree of Michael Dougherty's career thus far, we might have an indication on what to expect from this sequel's story.
If Randall P. Havens and Millie Bobby Brown's casting isn't enough of an indication, Dougherty's previous two films, Trick 'r Treat and Krampus, both had a 1980s sort of flare. So there might be a chance that Godzilla is going to befriend a family during his next outing on dry land. Let's hope that this family doesn't wind up like the one in his 2014 film, where both the mother and the father of the lead character found themselves meeting tragic ends. Keep in mind, this is all speculation, and when the actual story to Godzilla: King of the Monsters is revealed, we'll report back with the actual details.
For now though, we're excited that Randall P. Havens' casting is another good sign that the Godzilla sequel is going to be something spectacular. Though if any other Stranger Things cast members end up signing onto the cast list for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, we'll start to suspect that this film is turning into a Netflix Original. We'll see what the future brings as we approach Godzilla: King of the Monsters' March 20, 2019 release date.