Dan Stevens is about to star within the follow-up to 2021s Godzilla vs. Kong, reuniting with director Adam Wingard, Deadline has reported completely. That is the primary casting announcement for the movie, which is about to begin manufacturing this summer season in Australia. Stevens and Wingard first labored collectively on the critically acclaimed movie The Visitor, and Wingards work on Godzilla vs. Kong was typically well-regarded, so the following MonsterVerse movie is in good fingers.

Whereas there are only a few particulars on the plot, Godzilla vs. Kong left a number of free ends. After uniting to struggle Mechagodzilla, Godzilla and Kong go their separate ways, with Kong now ruling Hole Earth. Wingard mentioned to Collider final 12 months “I know where we could go potentially with future films.” Godzilla vs. Kong proved to be a theatrical success, crossing the $100 million mark on the home field workplace whereas additionally obtainable on HBO Max. The movie was a catalyst in bringing audiences again to theaters in 2021, after the onset of the pandemic.

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Stevens breakout position was as Matthew Crawley on Downtown Abbey, earlier than ultimately enjoying the titular Beast in 2017s Magnificence and the Beast reverse Emma Watson. Stevens additionally starred within the FX sequence Legion as David Haller. Stevens and Wingards earlier shared undertaking, The Guard, is a couple of US Soldier (Stevens) who visits a household, saying he’s a pal of their son who died in fight. The motion thriller stunned audiences at Sundance in 2014 and helped propel each the actor and the director to extra mainstream tasks.

There is no such thing as a phrase but if any recurring forged members from the MonsterVerse shall be showing within the movie. This relies, partly, on if the movie will deal with Kong or Godzilla. Millie Bobby Brown and Kyle Chandler typically seem reverse Godzilla, whereas Godzilla vs. Kong established Alexander Skarsgård and Kaylee Hottle as Kongs human counterparts. Any of those actors may seem relying on the timeline and additional plot particulars of the movie. Even with the introduction of Mechagodzilla, there are nonetheless many untapped Toho characters that Wingard may introduce into the MonsterVerse.

Proper now, you possibly can catch Stevens as Nixon White Home Counsel John Dean in Gaslit, the Starz restricted sequence about Watergate additionally starring Julia Roberts. You may watch Godzilla vs. Kong, and a number of other different installments within the MonsterVerse, on HBOMax proper now.