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Demián Bichir in talks to join the cast of Godzilla vs. Kong

After recently battling Valak in THE NUN, it seems that Demián Bichir has his sights set on a much larger opponent for his next big project as it's been reported that Bichir is currently in talks to join the cast of GODZILLA VS. KONG. Legendary's MonsterVerse franchise kicked off with Gareth Edwards' GODZILLA back in 2014 and KONG: SKULL ISLAND re-introduced us to King Kong last year, paving the road for the two famous monsters to go head-to-head in GODZILLA VS. KONG.

It's not known who Demián Bichir will be playing in the film, but he'll be joining Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Julian Dennison (DEADPOOL 2), and Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta). Production on the Adam Wingard (YOU'RE NEXT) film is set to officially kick off next month in Atlanta, and the director has previously stated that he aims to take the giant monsters very seriously. "The Godzilla/Kong fanbase is very different. They’re just really excited that anybody is taking this stuff seriously. They can smell a fake from a mile away, so if your enthusiasm isn’t real then they’ll eat you alive," Wingard said. "As soon as you can prove that your intentions are true to the source material, that’s all that matters, specifically if you’re dealing with big monsters. You really have to take them seriously, almost as people." Wingard also told Entertainment Weekly in August that he's hoping to give audiences a clear winner in the conflict between the two giant monsters.

I do want there to be a winner. The original film (1962’s King Kong vs. Godzilla) was very fun, but you feel a little let down that the movie doesn’t take a definitive stance. People are still debating now who won in that original movie, you know. So, I do want people to walk away from this film feeling like, Okay, there is a winner.

Demián Bichir will next be seen in CHAOS WALKING on March 1, 2019 and the remake of THE GRUDGE on August 16, 2019. As for the MonsterVerse, before the big showdown in GODZILLA VS. KONG, our next adventure in the land of giant critters will be GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, which will find Godzilla facing off against Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.

The official synopsis for GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS:

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.

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS will hit theaters on May 31, 2019, with GODZILLA VS. KONG following on May 22, 2020.

Source: THR

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