Godzilla 2 adds Stranger Things star to cast

The best character in Netflix’s breakout hit has joined Godzilla 2

Considering how she has been roundly accepted by just about everyone as the best thing about Netflix’s 2016 breakout hit Stranger Things, it’s no surprise to see that Millie Bobby Brown is attracting attention from Hollywood casting agents. Even so, her first big-budget appointment has come around quickly, with it being confirmed that she will take on a role in giant-sized sequel Godzilla: King Of The Monsters.

Having earned rave reviews as the telepathic, tortured Eleven in what was for many the best new show of 2016, she is the first appointment to the cast of the Godzilla sequel, which will follow on from its shared-universe sister movie Kong: Skull Island, due out later this year.

There’s no word on who she’ll be playing, nor whether the likes of Aaron Taylor-Johnson or Elizabeth Olsen will be reprising their roles from the 2014 movie, but we can expect there to be a whole lot more carnage this time around, with it being promised at Comic-Con that there will be “more monsters to play with.” Fingers crossed the likes of Mothra and Ghidora will soon enter the fray.

Millie Bobby Brown in Stranger Things.

This will be followed up by what is tentatively being referred to as Godzilla Vs Kong in 2020 (it’s almost certainly due a name change at some point). Considering the only fight we’ve seen before on the big screen has been in 1962’s King Kong Vs Godzilla (and the King of the Apes was a weird robot version, so we don’t even count that), this will be an occasion indeed.

Michael Dougherty is serving as director, working from a script he co-penned with Zach Shields and Max Borenstein. Jon Jashni, Mary Parent, Brian Rogers and Thomas Tull are all on producing duties, with Alex Garcia as executive producer.

Godzilla: King Of The Monsters will be released in cinemas on 22 March 2019. For all the latest movie news, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.