It may be a while before Godzilla vs Kong 2 (2024) hits theaters, but we have some solid news that will whet your appetite for the upcoming sequel to the blockbuster. Godzilla vs. Kong (2021), which grossed over $470 million worldwide.
With director Adam Wingard back in the director’s chair, Godzilla vs Kong 2 follow from Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), and Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), while of course serving as a direct sequel to 2021’s crossover sequel Godzilla vs. Kong.
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There have been a few developments in the news lately, from some footage on Australia’s Gold Coast, where the movie is being shot, to the casting announcement of Beauty and the Beast‘s Dan Stevens in the title role, but now Legendary has revealed the official cast and synopsis.
Despite being gift-wrapped as a “versus” movie, the 2014 film sees Godzilla and Kong finally team up to take on “Mechagodzilla” in Hong Kong. And it looks like the 2024 sequel will continue the “bromance” of the titular Titans, as the two team up against yet another threat:
“This latest entry follows the explosive showdown of Godzilla vs. Kong with an all-new cinematic adventure, pitting the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal unknown threat hidden within our world, defying their very existence – and ours. The epic new film will delve into the stories of these Titans, their origins, and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythical battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and bond them to humanity forever.”
— Legendary and Warner Bros.
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Returning cast members have been confirmed to be Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, and Kaylee Hottle, who will reprise their roles as Dr. Ilene Andrews, Bernie Hayes, and Jia.
However, it is currently unknown if Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Shun Oguri, Kyle Chandler, and Julian Dennison will reprise their roles as Dr. Nathan Lind, Madison Russell, Ren Serizawa, Dr. Mark Russell, and Josh Valentine. , respectively.
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Confirmed newcomers include Fala Chen, Alex Ferns, Rachel House, and Dan Stevens, all of whom have been cast in undisclosed roles.
Elsewhere in the MonsterVerse, Hollywood legend Kurt Russell and his son Wyatt Russell were previously cast in the upcoming live-action movie. Godzilla TV series, which will follow the 2014 film, starring Marvel Cinematic Universe siblings Elizabeth Olsen (Elle Brody) and Aaron Taylor Johnson (Ford Brody).
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Here’s the synopsis for the show, which will premiere on Apple TV+:
“After the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that swept through San Francisco and the shocking new reality that monsters are real. The untitled series will explore one family’s journey to uncover their buried secrets and a legacy that links them to the secret organization known as Monarch.
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Netflix will also soon stream an anime series titled skull island (TBA), which will canonically follow Kong: Skull Island. Recently, it was also confirmed that a live-action king kong The series is headed to Disney+, though it won’t be related to Legendary’s MonsterVerse.
Godzilla vs Kong 2 will be released in theaters on March 15, 2024. It is not yet known if the film will be released simultaneously on HBO Max as its predecessor, which was due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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