Los Angeles: “Black Panther” star Danai Gurira is in negotiations to star in “Godzilla vs Kong”. If finalised, the actor will join Van Marten, Ziyi Zhang and “Deadpool 2” star Julian Dennison in the fourth installment of the Monsterverse project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film, to be produced by Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros, will be directed by “Death Note” filmmaker Adam Wingard.
The first installment for the Monsterverse was 2014’s “Godzilla,” followed by “Kong: Skull Island” (2017), which grossed more than USD 565 million worldwide.
A sequel to “Godzilla”, titled “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”, starring Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown and Kyle Chandler, is currently in production.
“Godzilla vs Kong” has a release date of May 22, 2020.
Gurira most recently featured in “Avengers: Infinity War” where she reprised her “Black Panther” role of African warrior princess Okoye.