The sequel Godzilla: King of the Monsters has found another key cast member, in the form of Aisha Hinds. Legendary’s 2014 Godzilla reboot began a wave of modern-day takes on classic monster movie characters, something that continued again in Kong: Skull Island this year. Both films were met with mostly positive reviews, and they were slightly divisive in their own right as well, as Warner Bros. and Legendary work together towards a Godzilla vs Kong crossover film. But before those two iconic monster kings can face off onscreen against each other, the studios have King of the Monsters to release first.
Even though Godzilla is set to return to the big screen again, however, this time the monster icon will be brought to life by a noticeably different creative team than the one that did the 2014 reboot. Krampus director Michael Dougherty will be taking over for original director, Gareth Edwards, from a script written by Dougherty and Zach Shields.
Now, as production on Godzilla: King of the Monsters nears, Deadline is reporting that Underground star, Aisha Hinds, is the latest actor to join the continually growing cast of the film. As per usual with most of these casting announcements, no details regarding Hinds’ actual role in the film were revealed in the report. However, on her personal Twitter account, Hinds did take a moment to share her excitement about joining the film’s cast:
Hinds is a relatively new breakout star in the industry, recently receiving widespread praise for her portrayal of Harriet Tubman on WGN America’s Underground, in addition to landing roles on FOX’s Shots Fired and appeared alongside both Bryan Cranston and Anthony Mackie in HBO’s All the Way last year. Hinds is just the latest talented actress to join the increasingly impressive cast of Godzilla: King of the Monsters too, following the additions of Stranger Things‘ Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, O’Shea Jackson Jr., and more.
But following the lukewarm reactions that most fans had to the human characters in the 2014 reboot, it is interesting to see just how dedicated Dougherty and his collaborators appear to be in grabbing as many talented actors to play the sequel’s human characters as possible. So far, no official story details have been released from Godzilla: King of the Monsters, though, so there’s no way of knowing how exactly any of these characters factor into the film’s actual story – one that could go basically anywhere, based on how the 2014 reboot concluded.