Earlier this week it was confirmed that Michael Dougherty will direct the upcoming sequel Godzilla: King of Monsters. It has now been reported that Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has joined the cast.
According to Variety, Brown has closed her deal for the movie. She is the first cast member to be announced–Aaron Taylor Johnson and Elizabeth Olson starred in 2014’s Godzilla, but their involvement with the sequel remains unknown.
Brown won much acclaim last year for her role in Netflix’s sci-fi hit Stranger Things, playing the mysterious, superpowered Eleven. In November it was confirmed that she would be returning for the second season, which is expected later this year.
Godzilla: King of Monsters is set for a 2019 release. Krampus director Dougherty had already been announced as co-writer and was rumoured to be under consideration as to helm the Godzilla sequel back in October. At the time, it was reported that this job depended on Legendary’s approval of his and co-writer Zach Shields’ screenplay.
In May, Edwards left the Godzilla sequel amicably, with Deadline reporting that he would instead focus on smaller projects. His Star Wars spinoff Rogue One was released in December.
Godzilla: King of Monsters will form part of Legendary’s ongoing big monster universe. Kong: Skull Island is set for release this March, while the monster mashup Godzilla vs. Kong will follow in 2020. For the latest Skull Island trailers, click here.