Published On: Sat, Jun 17th, 2017

Zhang Ziyi joins cast in ‘Godzilla King of the Monsters’, has a role in future films

Zhang Ziyi has been cast in the Legendary and Warner Bros’ sequel Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, with the companies saying the actress will also play a major role in their monster movie franchise.

The Godzilla movie, a sequel to the 2014 reboot, already has set Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Ken Watanabe, Aisha Hinds and O’Shea Jackson Jr.

Zhang Ziyi in “Rush Hour 2”

Hawkins and Watanabe has roles in the 2014 film as Dr. Graham and Dr. Ishiro Serizawa with Whitford confirmed to play a character named Dr. Stanton.

Chandler has made a career out of playing fatherly/mentor roles over the years, and that’s set to continue in this sequel as he’ll be co-starring as Millie Bobby Brown’s character’s dad.

Dance his famous for playing Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones with Farmiga earning awards for her role on Bates Motel.

Zhang’s credits include Memoirs Of A Geisha, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and House Of Flying Daggers.

Michael Dougherty is directing from a script by Dougherty and Zach Shields.

Warners and Legendary recently hired Adam Wingard to direct the long-anticipated Godzilla Vs. Kong, joining the “monsterverse” that includes Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island.

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Godzilla: King Of The Monsters currently has a March 22, 2019 release date.

The original Godzilla, King of the Monsters! film was released in 1956, a Japanese-American kaiju film co-directed by Terry O. Morse and Ishirō Honda.

Here’s the latest: “Taking place after the events of Godzilla (2014), Godzilla: King of the Monsters will feature not one, not two, but three additional monsters! The giant moth guardian Mothra, Rodan and the infamous three-headed dragon King Ghidorah! Like Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster and Destroy All Monsters, the Monster King will return with even more monster mayhem and action-packed thrills…”

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