MonsterVerse movie Godzilla vs. Kong has added another name to its cast: Lance Reddick, from the John Wick movies and Amazon TV show Bosch. Godzilla vs. Kong recently celebrated the start of production, with director Adam Wingard at the helm, and the cast also includes Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, and Julian Dennison.
Godzilla vs. Kong is part of Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' shared cinematic universe, which began in 2014 with Gareth Edwards' Godzilla, and continued in Kong: Skull Island, which introduced the new version of King Kong. Next up in the franchise is Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which will pit Godzilla against his fellow Titan, King Ghidorah, and possibly against the fiery wrath of Rodan as well. Mothra will also appear in that film, but will likely be a more benevolent force.
Deadline reports that Lance Reddick has joined the cast of Godzilla vs. Kong, though no details have yet been revealed about his character. The studio recently released a synopsis for the movie that teased "a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the [Titans], both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever." The synopsis also promised that a Monarch Sciences mission will reveal "clues to the Titans’ origins" - a tantalizing prospect, given that the MonsterVerse has been steadily building up its own in-depth mythology. It's possible that Reddick will be playing another of Monarch Sciences' agents, since many of the human characters in these movies have ties to Monarch.
Reddick's extensive movie and TV credits include frequent roles as members of law enforcement - including Cedric Daniels in The Wire, DCI Jeffrey Tetazoo in Intelligence, and Special Agent Phillip Broyles in Fringe. Fans of the John Wick movies will probably know him best as Charon, the concierge at the Continental Hotel, which caters specifically towards assassins and serves as a kind of neutral ground where they can catch a break from the shootouts (unless someone breaks the rules, of course).
This marks another great addition to an already solid cast. After Godzilla was criticized for its human characters being somewhat dull, Kong: Skull Island bounced back with a greater focus on the collection of soldiers and civilians who are sent to the island and encounter the giant ape. Godzilla: King of the Monsters looks to be giving its human characters some serious attention as well, and several of the actors from that movie - including Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, and Ziyi Zhang - will be reprising their roles in Godzilla vs. Kong. With filming now underway, hopefully we'll find out more soon.