Godzilla 2 casts Kyle Chandler for maximum dad-ness

It’s not hard to guess who Kyle Chandler’s been cast as in Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

Following the news that Stranger Things‘ Millie Bobby Brown had been cast in Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, a second name has been added to the cast and the brief character description is not a huge surprise.

THR reports that the star of Friday Night Lights, Bloodline and Manchester By The Sea has been cast in the monster follow-up as “a scientist and father of Brown’s character.”

It’s good to see that the Godzilla franchise is continuing it’s “Yes, that makes sense” casting following Bryan Cranston’s appearance as a scientist and father of Aaron Taylor Johnson’s character in the 2014 blockbuster. We mean this in the nicest possible way, but Chandler gives good father/father-figure.

It’s also exciting that the site notes that “the role makes him ostensibly the hero of the movie,” which is great news. He’s a great actor who’s been owed a hero role in a big movie for some time now (seriously, did you see Manchester By The Sea? Waterworks).

Godzilla: King Of The Monsters will be directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus, Trick R Treat) from a script he wrote with Zach Shields. As is to be expected, details are being kept under wraps with extreme prejudice. While we wait for Gojira to make his triumphant return to the big screen, there is, of course, Kong: Skull Island, which hits cinemas on 10 March.

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.