Godzilla Sequel is Rapidly Gearing up for Production

Legendary Entertainment are ostensibly going full steam ahead with their long-awaited MonsterVerse, dropping new information at an exponential rate. For those who are unaware, this MonsterVerse is essentially an MCU-style cinematic playground, that will allow filmmakers to stage all kinds of enticing crossover events. In short, the idea will allow monsters like King Kong, Godzilla and Mothra to cohabitate in a shared world, in much the same way that Marvel’s heroes have been doing since 2008.

This concept is hardly novel, as these creatures have been interacting with each other since as early as the 1960s.

Still, there's no denying that in a post-Avengers world, the prospect of a high-budget Kaiju universe is certainly tantalising. Not only that, but it’s actually further along than you might have realised, with it being 2 films in already, thanks to 2014’s Godzilla and this year’s Kong: Skull Island.

In fact, those who stuck around for the latter film’s post-credit sequence will have already been treated to what is likely just the first of many teases, alluding to the existence of this MonsterVerse. It is accordingly apparent that the crossover is no longer just a twinkle in a studio exec’s eye, and that this whole thing is moving ahead, and fast.

Indeed, having announced earlier this week that Adam Wingard (You're Next, The Guest) will be helming their tentpole feature King Kong vs Godzilla, Legendary are clearly keen to demonstrate that this universe is finally coming together.

But before we can get to this dramatic face-off, there’s still the small matter of Godzilla 2. Directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus), this sequel, subtitled 'King of the Monsters', is expected to arrive in March 2019 and will see the titular beast battle iconic foes Rrodan, King Ghidorah and Mothra.

Get Out Actor Set to Star in the Project

Little else is known about the project, bar that it is already accumulating quite an impressive cast list, including Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, O’Shea Jackson Jr and Charles Dance.

Keeping the standard high, Legendary have now announced that Bradley Whitford (The West Wing, The Cabin in the Woods) will also be joining the film, in what is currently an ambiguous capacity.

Variety broke the news but was quick to highlight that little details are currently about the role. Both the nature of Whitford’s character and the scope of his involvement are being kept heavily under wraps, much like the rest of the production. In the meantime, if you want to see Whitford in action, you can check out his excellent turn in the recent horror movie Get Out.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is expected to arrive in March 2019, whilst Godzilla vs King Kong is anticipated to release in May of 2020.