Production is officially underway for Godzilla 2 in Atlanta, as Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have released a press release revealing the full cast, synopsis, and production details for the follow-up. Michael Dougherty (known for Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus) is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Zach Shields (Krampus). Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins are reprising their roles from Godzilla alongside franchise newcomers Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, and Stranger Things breakout Millie Bobby Brown. The full cast also includes Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, and Zhang Ziyi.
The official plot synopsis for Godzilla 2 reads:
“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”.