‘Godzilla: King of Monsters’ Casts ‘Stranger Things’ Star
Millie Bobby Brown has signed on to play an unspecified role in the 2019 Godzilla sequel.
Last summer, Netlfix’s 80’s-inspired horror series, Stranger Things, took the world by storm and went on to become one of the most successful shows of 2016. Now, one of the show’s many stars has earned her role in the sequel to 2014’s Godzilla.
Millie Bobby Brown has become widely known for her role as the character, Eleven, in Stranger Things. Her portrayal of the mysterious, quiet and powerful telekinetic captured the attention of hundreds of fans all around the world, even inspiring cosplayers to dress up as her character at conventions. She has been confirmed to star Godzilla: King of Monsters. As of the time of posting, there are no details available as to the plot of the movie or what role Millie will be playing. This is her first major film role, but she has made appearances on such shows Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and Grey’s Anatomy in addition to Stranger Things.
While we do not know what kind of plot Godzilla: King of Monsters will be tackling, we do know that it is part of a larger series of giant monster movies. Officially dubbed the “MonsterVerse,” Warner Bros. and Legendary’s new MonsterVerse series includes the newly rebooted King Kong movie series that kicks off with Kong: Skull Island on March 10, 2017. Following the release of Godzilla: King of Monsters will be Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020.
Godzilla: King of Monsters was written by Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields. Dougherty and Shields are also well known for directing the Christmas-themed horror movie, Krampus. In addition to writing, Dougherty is directing King of Monsters which is set to release on March 22, 2019. Millie Bobby Brown will also return to the small screen when Stranger Things season 2 hits Netflix, later this year.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter