Image from VarietyBy Darian Scalamoni
The Godzilla franchise continues to add some reputable talents and now an Oscar-nominated actress has joined the fray. According to the Tracking Board, Vera Farmiga has joined the cast of Legendary’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the follow-up to the 2014 monster movie.
Farmiga will play the ex-wife of Kyle Chandler’s character and mother to Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. Plot details are scarce for now but Variety has previously speculated that we could see the return of Ken Watanabe’s character for the sequel as he had a large role in the first movie in the franchise. In regards to the Farmiga casting, I think it’s a terrific addition but I hope she plays a larger role than say Bryan Cranston or Juliette Binoche did in the first film. Farmiga received a deserved Academy Award nomination for her work in Up in the Air and was also great in Martin Scorsese’s, The Departed.
Farmiga is currently filming Captive State for Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt and just wrapped on the Liam Neeson starring film, The Commuter. Warner Bros. will release Godzilla: King of the Monsters on March 22nd, 2019, a year before we see the battle movie titled Godzilla vs. Kong on May 29th, 2020. It won’t be long though before we see Godzilla’s rival on screen as Kong: Skull Island hits theaters on March 10th.