The Legendary/Warner Bros. “Godzilla” sequel, titled “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” has booked Aisha Hinds to co-star in the action-adventure film that Michael Dougherty is attached to direct.
Hinds joins the previously-cast O’Shea Jackson Jr., Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Ken Watanabe reprising his role of Dr. Serizowa from the first film.
Plot details on the sequel remains underwraps for now.
The movie is slated for a March 22, 2019 release.
“King of the Monsters” is a sequel to the 2014 “Godzilla” monster film directed by Gareth Edwards (a reboot of Toho’s Godzilla franchise). “Godzilla” was released worldwide in 2D, 3D and IMAX on May 16, 2014, to generally positive reviews, and was a box office success, grossing $200 million domestically and $529.1 million worldwide. The film’s success prompted Toho to produce a reboot of its own and Legendary to proceed with sequels and a shared cinematic franchise, with “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” next, followed by “Godzilla vs. Kong” to be released in 2020.
Aisha Hinds appears to be on something of a run right now, with top-notch performances in popular hit series like “Underground” (playing Harriett Tubman), as well as in Fox’s event series “Shots Fired.” Last year, she played civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer in the HBO biographical drama film “All the Way.”
It will be great to see her on the big screen again, and hopefully in a meaty role.
Hinds is repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency and attorney Jeff Bernstein.
Deadline was fist to report the news of her casting in “Godzilla.”