‘Godzilla: King of Monsters’ Nabs ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Star O’Shea Jackson Jr.
The monster-verse is slowly getting invaded by NWA — at least, by the actors who played them. Both Jason Mitchell (Eazy E) and Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre) had supporting roles in Kong: Skull Island, and today, not wanting to miss out on the fun, O’Shea Jackson Jr. is in talks to join the Godzilla sequel Godzilla: King of Monsters.
Variety reports that of the core cast of the first movie, only Ken Watanabe is signed on to appear in the second. Jackson Jr. joins Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, and Kyle Chandler in the monster flick, helmed by Krampus director Michael Dougherty.
Godzilla: King of Monsters is the final monster standalone before the big lizard fights the big ape Kong, introduced in Kong: Skull Island. There’s no telling where the story is going to go with this one — in 2014’s Godzilla, Warner Bros. introduced an entirely new giant monster to the Toho universe. The insectoid M.U.T.O. ravaged the southwest United States, hungry for nuclear energy, and were only stopped by Godzilla rampaging thorugh San Francisco. The post-credits stinger at the end of Kong: Skull Island hinted that the other classic Toho beasts like giant Pterpdactyl Rodan and giant moth Mothra (you’re probably noticing a theme here) will be joining the universe soon, so there’s a possibility one of them will show up in the Godzilla sequel.
Godzilla: King of Monsters hits theaters March 22, 2019, and the next in the series, monster mashup Godzilla vs. Kong, follows on may 29, 2020.