Legendary has finally revealed the official cast and synopsis for its upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong sequel, which will be the fifth installment in the MonsterVerse film franchise. The studio confirmed that Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, and Kaylee Hottle have been tapped to reprise their respective roles as Ilene Andrews, Bernie Hayes, and Jia.
The untitled project has also welcomed the addition of new cast members including Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Fala Chen, Alex Ferns (EastEnders), and Rachel House (Thor: Ragnarok) as they joined previously announced lead Dan Stevens.
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According to its official synopsis, the Godzilla vs Kong sequel will see the titular frenemies teaming up once again to go up against an unknown threat, while the epic adventure will also dig deeper into their respective origins. The film is currently slated to arrive in theaters on March 15, 2024
“This latest entry follows up the explosive showdown of Godzilla vs. Kong with an all-new cinematic adventure, pitting the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence – and our own,” reads the synopsis. “The epic new film will delve further into the histories of these Titans, their origins, and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humankind forever.”
The upcoming fifth installment to the blockbuster franchise is once again being directed by Adam Wingard. The Godzilla vs. Kong sequel will be led by Legion star Dan Stevens as he reunites with Wingard following their 2014 thriller film The Guest.
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The 2021 film was directed by Wingard from a screenplay written by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein. It starred Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, and more. Despite its simultaneous theatrical and HBO Max debut, it still went on to earn a gross of more than $460 million at the worldwide box office.