Warner Bros. and Legendary Picture’s installments into their MonsterVerse franchise continues to roll along as principal photography having begun on Godzilla: King of the Monsters, their follow up to this year’s Kong: Skull Island and 2014’s Godzilla. It’s being directed by X-Men: Apocalypse and Superman Returns’ writer Michael Dougherty and written by both Dougherty and Zach Shields (Krampus).
With the kickoff of filming in Atlanta, the studios have teased out some more details about the story and the combatants we can expect to see:
The heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species — thought to be mere myths — rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Stranger Things‘ Millie Bobbie Brown joins the cast in her first film role alongside franchise returning stars Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine). The cast also includes Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air), Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street), Bradley Whitford (Get Out), Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s Silicon Valley), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness) and Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).