Add one more reason to keep hope alive for a sequel to Adam Wingard’s The Guest: actor Dan Stevens will join the director for the sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong.
Per Deadline, Stevens is set to star as the lead of the next feature film installment of the Legendary’s Monsterverse franchise, a direct follow up to 2020’s Godzilla vs. Kong.
The actor previously teamed up with Wingard on 2014’s horror thriller The Guest, where he proved his action hero mettle as the eponymous character. Stevens should more than hold his own against the larger-than-life titans.
Plot details, of course, remain under wraps for now.
The final moments of Godzilla vs. Kong suggested that we could soon be seeing the continuing adventures of Kong, who has found himself a new home in the Hollow Earth. More interestingly, the movie ended in a truce between the titular monsters. Who or what will bring that to an end?
That it’s getting a sequel so soon isn’t surprising, considering that made it made $468 million at the global box office last year and was the first film to cross the $100 million marker at the domestic box office. What makes it all the more impressive is that it debuted day-and-date on HBO Max.
The MonsterVerse is only growing. In addition to this sequel, there’s a live-action series for Apple TV+ that will feature Godzilla and several other monsters. We had also learned back in April 2021 that Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard was in talks to direct another MonsterVerse movie, which was potentially (at the time) a Son of Kong movie.
Godzilla vs. Kong was the fourth film in the MonsterVerse, which kicked off with Godzilla in 2014 and continued with Kong: Skull Island in 2017 and Godzilla: King of the Monsters in 2019.
Production of the Godzilla vs. Kong sequel is set to begin this summer in Australia.
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