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Dan Stevens to lead the cast for Godzilla vs. Kong sequel with Adam Wingard returning to direct

Dan Stevens is set to lead the cast in the sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong, with Adam Wingard returning as director.

The Downton Abbey actor, 39, has been tapped to play the lead role in the next instalment of Legendary’s MonsterVerse film franchise.

According to Deadline, production on the project is slated to begin this summer in Australia, and the film will reunite Dan and Adam after they joined forces on 2014’s The Guest.

Signed up: Dan Stevens (pictured last month) is set to lead the cast in the sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong, with Adam Wingard returning as director

Signed up: Dan Stevens (pictured last month) is set to lead the cast in the sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong, with Adam Wingard returning as director

Signed up: Dan Stevens (pictured last month) is set to lead the cast in the sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong, with Adam Wingard returning as director

Godzilla vs. Kong was released in 2021 and starred Alexander Skarsgard and Millie Bobby Brown. 

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It was successful at the box office despite being released amid the pandemic. It also streamed on HBO Max.

Adam previously revealed that he played out fight scenes in the first film with action figures and loved getting to go back to his childhood.

At the helm: Adam Wingard is returning as director with the first film being a success at the box office when it was released last year (Adam pictured 2017)

At the helm: Adam Wingard is returning as director with the first film being a success at the box office when it was released last year (Adam pictured 2017)

At the helm: Adam Wingard is returning as director with the first film being a success at the box office when it was released last year (Adam pictured 2017)

The 39-year-old director told HeyUGuys: ‘It was definitely the closest thing to playing with toys being an adult.

‘There was quite a few times in pre-production where I literally had a Godzilla and Kong toy that were basically the right scale for what I was doing.

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‘Yeah, I would actually play with the toys and play out a couple of moments with that.’

Looking back: Godzilla Vs. Kong was first confirmed in 2015 along with the creation of Warner Bros.' 'Monsterverse,' which would unite giants from film history under one franchise

Looking back: Godzilla Vs. Kong was first confirmed in 2015 along with the creation of Warner Bros.' 'Monsterverse,' which would unite giants from film history under one franchise

Looking back: Godzilla Vs. Kong was first confirmed in 2015 along with the creation of Warner Bros.’ ‘Monsterverse,’ which would unite giants from film under one franchise 

Godzilla Vs. Kong was first confirmed in 2015 along with the creation of Warner Bros.’ ‘Monsterverse,’ which would unite giants from film under one franchise.

A writer’s room was assembled in 2017, weaving the stories of the two titans together to serve as a sequel to both Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Kong: Skull Island.  

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Filming began in 2018 and continued for an extended period of time, with production wrapping in the spring of the following year.

The film was originally planned for a May 2020 premiere, but it ultimately suffered several delays before settling on 26th 2021.

This is not the first time that the two monsters have faced off on screen, as they both appeared in the 1962 Japanese film King Kong vs. Godzilla. 

Stopping and starting: The film was originally planned for a May 2020 premiere, but it ultimately suffered several delays before settling on March 26th 2021

Stopping and starting: The film was originally planned for a May 2020 premiere, but it ultimately suffered several delays before settling on March 26th 2021

Stopping and starting: The film was originally planned for a May 2020 premiere, but it ultimately suffered several delays before settling on March 26th 2021

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