Filming has finally begun on the Godzilla sequel, that’s going by the name of Godzilla: King Of The Monsters. Adam Wingard (You’re Next, The Guest) is directing the new movie, and the cast was most recently bolseted with addition of Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch to the production.
The official start of production announcement from Warner Bros and Legendary Entertainment also adds some more faces to the film, confirming some others that had been linked. Bradley Whitford, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson, Zhang Ziyi and Aisha Hinds are the latest additions.
The official synopsis for the film reads thus:
The new story follows 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.
Godzilla 2 is due on March 22nd, 2019. It was originally set for release next June, but after original director Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) stepped down from helming the project, the hunt was back on to find the right person for the job, and the film was pushed back a year.