Sally Hawkins Rounds Out ‘Godzilla’ Cast

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Briefly: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe and Juliette Binoche are all going to be fighting the granddaddy of all monsters, Godzilla, for director Gareth Edwards. Now they’ll have an Oscar-nominee along for the ride. Sally Hawkins, best known for her work in Happy-Go-Lucky as well as Never Let Me Go and Submarine, has just been cast as another scientist trying to survive what’s sure to be a massive monster attack.

Godzilla is currently filming in Vancouver, aimed at a May 16, 2014 release. [Deadline]

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Pac Rim vs Godzilla

In the next two years, Legendary Pictures is releasing two films in which giant monsters lay waste to cities. First up is Guillermo Del Toro‘s Pacific Rim, out July 12. In it, the humans have built giant robots called Jaegers to battle giant alien monsters called Kaiju. Then, in 2014, the company will release a new version of the film that brought the very concept of the kaiju to global popularity: Gareth EdwardsGodzilla, which is now in production.

As more and more studios think about team-up films such as The Avengers and Justice League, the possibility of some kind of new monster crossover seems obvious. Especially since it would hold true to the film history of Godzilla. There are no immediate plans for anything like this, but, Guillermo Del Toro loves the idea. Read his quote below. Read More »

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Gareth Edwards‘ new Godzilla is just the latest of many sequels, spinoffs, and reboots that have been spawned since the monster first trampled Tokyo in 1954. We don’t know too much yet about how his take will differ from the others, but we now know of at least one element it’ll share with the original.

Akira Takarada, who starred in the very first Godzilla movie as diver Hideto Ogata, has just been confirmed for an appearance in the film. Read more after the jump.

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There’s still a whole lot we don’t know about Gareth Edwards‘ upcoming reboot of Godzilla, but now that production’s actually underway the filmmaker seems to be a little more forthcoming.

For starters, Edwards has just uploaded a “special message” from the shot. It’s really not much more than a brief hello, but it does offer our first look at the film’s set. We also have a new batch of set photos that show off some of the movie’s other locations. Check them out after the jump.

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Ken Watanabe

Gareth EdwardsGodzilla reboot has been kept under very tight wraps through most of its development process, but one aspect of the film that’s no secret is its top-notch cast. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, David Strathairn, and Juliette Binoche(!) have all boarded over the past few months. Now, with principal photography underway, one more name has been added to that roster: Ken Watanabe. Hit the jump to read more.

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Humans in a Godzilla movie are basically ants in a forest, but Gareth Edwards continues to cast the best ants possible. First was Aaron Taylor-Johnson, next were Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston and now he’s added Oscar-nominee David Strathairn to the mix. Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are keeping all the details of the 2014 film under wraps but the rumor is Strathairn will play some kind of military leader. Read more below. Read More »

Gareth EdwardsGodzilla remake will be sending some of Hollywood’s best and brightest to get (potentially) crushed to death by a monster. Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston are looking to join Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the sci-fi tentpole for Warner Bros. and Legendary. There is one little detail standing in the way right now, however — none of the three deals can be finalized until Frank Darabont finishes his rewrite of the script. Hit the jump to keep reading.

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Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been offered the lead in Gareth Edwards‘ upcoming remake of Godzilla. The news comes after a week where several names were mentioned to be up for the role, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Henry Cavill and others. Taylor-Johnson, whose currently appearing in Anna Karenina and will next appear in Kick-Ass 2, won’t make a final decision as to whether or not to take the role until Frank Darabont hands in his re-write. But according to reports, his acceptance seems likely.

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