Brian Tyree Henry is joining the Monsterverse. Henry, who is coming off his Emmy-nominated performance in Atlanta season 2, will star in Legendary’s Godzilla vs. Kong. Henry is joining a cast that includes Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, Ziyi Zhang, Van Marten, Julian Dennison, and Danai Gurira.
Adam Wingard is directing the film for a 2020 release. It’s not known currently who Henry is playing other than the fact that it will be a significant role.
Godzilla vs. Kong is the fourth film in the cinematic universe featuring the two famous titans. The first installment of Legendary’s Monsterverse was 2014’s “Godzilla,” followed by 2017’s “Kong: Skull Island,” which grossed more than $565 million worldwide. A sequel to Godzilla, titled Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set for release on May 31, 2019 and will feature the debuts of Rodan, Ghidorah, and Mothra.
Henry’s star has continued to rise since his breakout role in the critically acclaimed FX series Atlanta, which earned him his second Emmy nomination. He garnered his first for his guest role on NBC’s hit This Is Us. His popularity in both TV roles led to a number of strong parts in movies, including White Boy Rick, the upcoming Widows, and If Beale Street Could Talk. He also lends his voice to Sony’s animated pic Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as Jefferson Davis.
He is set to star in the Child’s Play reboot opposite Aubrey Plaza and Woman in the Window opposite Amy Adams. He also has the third season of Atlanta shooting next year.
Godzilla vs. Kong stomps into theaters on May 22, 2020.