Millie Bobby Brown Has Found Her Next Monster

By  · Published on January 30th, 2017

This will be the young star’s first film role.

If you have seen the melancholic and spooky Netflix series Stranger Things, then you know just how talented British actress Millie Bobby Brown is. She had previously appeared in television shows such as NCIS, Modern Family, and Grey’s Anatomy before taking on the role of the mysterious and gifted Eleven in Stranger Things. It is no surprise that she has now landed a role in the big-budget horror/sci-fi film Godzilla: King of Monsters.

King of Monsters will be a sequel to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla reboot, which starred Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, and Ken Watanabe. The upcoming film will be part of the “monster cinematic universe”, a new American film franchise which also includes Kong: Skull Island, to be released in March 2017. The new series of monster movies will be centered around giant creatures such as King Kong and Godzilla, which have previously appeared in countless other films. King of Monsters is set to be directed by Michael Dougherty – best known for his 2015 Christmas horror film, Krampus. He will also be writing the project with his Krampus co-writer, Zach Shields.

Retro Godzilla

No information regarding characters or plot have been revealed yet, so it is not clear who Millie Bobby Brown will be playing, or how big her role will be. She has already proven herself capable of fighting off terrifying monsters in Stranger Things, when Eleven was forced to go into the bleak “Upside Down” and face the alien-like creature that resides there. Her performance in Stranger Things was widely praised by critics and fans alike, and she was nominated for both a People’s Choice Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She showed maturity, subtlety, strength, and deep emotions in her almost wordless performance as Eleven, and it seems as though this is just the beginning of an incredible career as an actress.

King of Monsters is still in pre-production, and is set for a March 2019 release. No other casting details have been released, and it is not yet known what kind of continuity there will be between Edwards’ film and the upcoming sequel. It seems almost inevitable that Brown will begin starring in more and more films over the next few years, but as of right now she is only set to appear in Godzilla, as well as the highly anticipated second season of Stranger Things.

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