Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Alexander Skarsgård will join Legendary’s upcoming “Godzilla vs Kong” film alongside previously announced cast Julian Dennison, Brian Tyree Henry and Demian Bichir.
“Godzilla vs. Kong” is the fourth installment of the Legendary and Warner Bros. cinematic universe and is set to be released on May 22, 2020. “Godzilla” brought in $529 million globally after it was released in 2014. “Kong: Skull Island” was released in 2017 and grossed more than $565 million worldwide. A sequel to Godzilla — titled “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” — starring Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown, will also be released in 2019.
Screenwriter Terry Rossio (“Pirates of the Caribbean” films) is writing the screenplay. In March, Legendary set a writers room to work on the script for “Godzilla vs. Kong,” with Rossio as its head. Other writers include Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne (“Star Trek Beyond”), Lindsey Beer, Cat Vasko, “Maze Runner” movies writer T.S. Nowlin, Jack Paglen (“Transcendence”) and “Babylon 5” creator J. Michael Straczynski.
Skarsgård recently won Emmy and Golden Globe awards for his role in HBO’s “Big Little Lies.” He will next be seen in AMC’s “The Little Drummer Girl.” He is represented by CAA.