Godzilla vs. Kong Live-Action Film Casts Alexander Skarsgård

posted on by Karen Ressler
Crossover film slated for May 2020

Deadline reported on Thursday that Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies) is joining the cast of Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment's Godzilla vs. Kong film. Skarsgård's role has not yet been revealed.

The rest of the film's cast so far includes Julian Dennison (Deapool 2) and, according to Deadline, Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) and Demian Bichir (The Nun). The Hollywood Reporter previously reported that Van Marten (Avengers: Infinity War) and Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) are part of the cast.

Legendary Entertainment set up a writer's room led by Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean films) to write the new film's script in March 2017. Other writers involved in the script include Patrick McKay, J.D. Payne (Star Trek Beyond), Lindsey Beer, Cat Vasko, T.S. Nowlin (Maze Runner), Jack Paglen (Transcendence), and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5).

Godzilla vs. Kong is slated for May 22, 2020.

Legendary licensed the Godzilla film rights in 2010, and produced Gareth Edwards' 2014 Godzilla film. The film opened in the United States in May 2014, and earned over US$500 million worldwide. The sequel, Godzilla: King of Monsters, is currently slated for March 22, 2019.

Legendary Pictures moved the Kong: Skull Island prequel movie film, which it was producing with Universal Studios, to Warner Bros. in September 2015 to allow for the possibility of the Godzilla vs. Kong crossover. Warner Bros. is planning to develop a new "ecosystem" of both new and classic giant super-species.

Sources: Deadline (Mike Fleming Jr), Variety (Justin Kroll)

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