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Aaron Johnson has been offered the human lead in Godzilla

Jan. 10, 2013by: Alex Maidy

With Frank Darabont rewriting and rumors of production issues swirling around the GODZILLA remake, there seems to be a silver lining. Although Joseph Gordon-Levitt declined the GODZILLA role to instead star in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, Johnson appears to have been high on the studio's list of potential stars. But, that is not to say he doesn't have conditions.

Namely, Johnson will not commit until he has read the finished Darabont screenplay. I mean, if I heard the rumors of studio squabbling with filmmakers and troubles in pre-production, I would want to know if the finished script was worth my time.

Johnson had a big year in 2012, starring in SAVAGES for Oliver Stone and ANNA KARENINA for Joe Wright. This year he has KICK-ASS 2: BALLS TO THE WALL coming and his 2014 is ripe for GODZILLA.

Assuming things finally get on track, GODZILLA would begin shooting this year to make the announced release date of May 15, 2014.

What do you think of Aaron Johnson headlining GODZILLA?

Source: Deadline

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8:57PM on 01/10/2013

No, just no

He can not sell a film alone. Does the studio think he was the main selling point of Kick-Ass?
He can not sell a film alone. Does the studio think he was the main selling point of Kick-Ass?
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10:15PM on 01/10/2013
yeah hitgirl was the star imo
yeah hitgirl was the star imo
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8:51PM on 01/10/2013

Johnson is fine actor

Check him out in Nowhere Boy because he kills it as John Lennon. Nominated for a BAFTA, I believe. Really talented kid. The fact that everyone here seems to think he's really like his character in Kick-Ass just goes to show how good he is.
Check him out in Nowhere Boy because he kills it as John Lennon. Nominated for a BAFTA, I believe. Really talented kid. The fact that everyone here seems to think he's really like his character in Kick-Ass just goes to show how good he is.
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7:45PM on 01/10/2013
The star of the movie is Godzilla. Everyone else is lizard food.
The star of the movie is Godzilla. Everyone else is lizard food.
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7:13PM on 01/10/2013

Whiny loser was the worst part of Kick Ass...

I hate this guy, he is a puny bad actor. Bringing him to Godzilla is like bringing Lindsey Lohan to a Mortal Kombat remake...
I hate this guy, he is a puny bad actor. Bringing him to Godzilla is like bringing Lindsey Lohan to a Mortal Kombat remake...
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6:50PM on 01/10/2013

Eh...

He was OK in Kick-Ass, but he was nothing special in Savages. But I wasn't going to see Godzilla anyway so this changes nothing.
He was OK in Kick-Ass, but he was nothing special in Savages. But I wasn't going to see Godzilla anyway so this changes nothing.
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6:04PM on 01/10/2013
dont even know who that is
dont even know who that is
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6:31PM on 01/10/2013
Kick Ass
Kick Ass
10:14PM on 01/10/2013
Oh... I thought he was just some guy brought in for the sequel because the first one isnt mentioned
Oh... I thought he was just some guy brought in for the sequel because the first one isnt mentioned
4:58PM on 01/10/2013

Stinker ideas that might be better than this movie...

I can think of better ways they could do this.
Frogzilla:
Concept: A tadpole exposed to growth hormone becomes a giant frog determined to eat everything in the world to satisfy its ever growing hunger for food.

Dogzilla
Concept: Dog is abducted by aliens and returns to earth with a growing problem. As a side horror the dog is exposed as having a problem of giant fleas and ticks that see humanity as a new food source.
I can think of better ways they could do this.
Frogzilla:
Concept: A tadpole exposed to growth hormone becomes a giant frog determined to eat everything in the world to satisfy its ever growing hunger for food.

Dogzilla
Concept: Dog is abducted by aliens and returns to earth with a growing problem. As a side horror the dog is exposed as having a problem of giant fleas and ticks that see humanity as a new food source.
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4:53PM on 01/10/2013
You make it sound like JGL turned down the Sin City role. Punctuation, it's a beautiful thing.
You make it sound like JGL turned down the Sin City role. Punctuation, it's a beautiful thing.
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4:48PM on 01/10/2013
I guess the only good that has come of all this is that the Comic Con teaser is now irrelevant, which means I haven't missed out on anything.
I guess the only good that has come of all this is that the Comic Con teaser is now irrelevant, which means I haven't missed out on anything.
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4:32PM on 01/10/2013

another original movie

instead of coming up with a fresh new take on monster movies (cough cloverfield cough) we get another remake to cash in on the easy market recognition

i hope legendary losses big time on this one at the boxoffice
instead of coming up with a fresh new take on monster movies (cough cloverfield cough) we get another remake to cash in on the easy market recognition

i hope legendary losses big time on this one at the boxoffice
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4:39PM on 01/10/2013
Cloverfield sucked and had horrible actors playing terrible characters. I am not a fan of remakes or anything and I have problems with this being about a soldier because that archetype is so overplayed and boring in summer blockbusters these days.
Cloverfield sucked and had horrible actors playing terrible characters. I am not a fan of remakes or anything and I have problems with this being about a soldier because that archetype is so overplayed and boring in summer blockbusters these days.
7:37PM on 01/10/2013
Not much about Cloverfield seemed original since we'd already had Godzilla movies, and shaky cam movies.
Not much about Cloverfield seemed original since we'd already had Godzilla movies, and shaky cam movies.
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