The Gintama star will be making his debut in the forthcoming Godzilla, King Kong feature.
Oguri, well known for his role as Gintoki in the live-action Gintama movies, has also appeared in the Crows Zero movies, penned by Kamen Rider Build‘s head writer, Shogo Muto. Shun Oguri also portrayed Lupin in the 2014 Lupin the 3rd live-action feature.
This will be his first role in a Hollywood production and he joins Ken Watanabe, returning from the 2014 Godzilla. Other cast members include Alexander Skarsgard and Demian Bichir.
Godzilla vs King is scheduled for release on May 22nd, 2020 while May 31st, 2019 sees the release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which is described as:
Following he heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.