News Deadline: Anthony Ramos Cast in Godzilla Sequel Film
posted on 2017-05-05 11:30 EDT
Entertainment news website Deadline reported on Monday that Anthony Ramos (White Girl, Hamilton musical) will play Cpl. Mendoza in Godzilla: King of Monsters, the sequel film to Legendary Pictures' 2014 Godzilla movie. The website describes the character as a person "who keeps calm and cool on the surface but whose bravery isn't to be underestimated in battle."
Deadline reported in April that Aisha Hinds (Underground, Shots Fired, Under the Dome) has signed on to co-star in the film. Variety revealed in January that child actor Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) will appear in the film. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Kyle Chandler plays a scientist and the father of Brown's character, and also revealed in February that Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Conjuring, Bates Motel) will play the mother of Brown's character. Variety revealed last month that O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton) is in negotiations to join the cast, and that Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Letters from Iwo Jima, Inception) will likely be the only cast member to return from the 2014 film.
Michael Dougherty (Krampus) is directing the sequel, after co-writing the script with his Krampus writing partner Zach Shields. Dougherty previously led the writing room collaborators who brainstormed how to unite the current Godzilla and King Kong projects under Legendary's "MonsterVerse" franchise. Alex Garcia is producing the project for Legendary.
Godzilla: King of Monsters was previously known as Godzilla 2 before Legendary announced the film's new title in December. The film is slated for March 22, 2019. The planned Godzilla vs. Kong crossover film is slated for May 22, 2020.
Director Gareth Edwards, who directed the 2014 Godzilla film, left the Godzilla sequel project last May. Deadline described the split as "amicable."
Source: Deadline (Amanda N'Duka)
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