Elizabeth Olsen & Bryan Cranston May Encounter 'Godzilla' in 2014

February 6, 2013
Source: Variety

Elizabeth Olsen / Godzilla

Legendary Pictures' Godzilla reboot hasn't exactly had the smoothest path to production so far. Last month, word came out that producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee were being ousted by the studio, but things have slowly started turning around for the super-sized tentpole. Frank Darabont was brought on to tackle a rewrite of Drew Pearce's screenplay and Aaron Taylor-Johnson was being courted for the lead role. Now the good news continues, as Variety reports that indie darling Elizabeth Olsen and Argo star Bryan Cranston are being eyed for director Gareth Edwards' new take on the classic movie monster. Read on!

No one is sure exactly what roles Olsen and Cranston will have, but it wouldn't be far-fetched to assume that Olsen would be the female lead/love interest for Taylor-Johnson's character while Cranston could easily step into a military-type part. Variety does stress, however, that none of the actors will officially sign on until Darabont's final script comes in. It makes sense for them to take their time stepping into a huge project like this, but I can't help but get a little excited about the possibility of Olsen bringing her considerable talents to the big leagues, and Cranston's presence always elevates the material he's working on. Godzilla stomps into theaters on May 16th, 2014. Excited?

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Reader Feedback - 12 Comments


Anything with Cranston, Im down. I wish he would get the lead roles more. Though just his face fits a badass supporting actor so well lol.

Cody W on Feb 6, 2013


Just... go easy on the story okay? Godzilla isn't exactly Shakespeare, and no one wants it to be.

OfficialJab on Feb 6, 2013


Edwards, Cranston, darabont and Gojira? Count me in.

Jon Odishaw on Feb 6, 2013


Can we talk about the awesome that is Elizabeth Olsen?

福 赐 天上 on Feb 6, 2013


Sure thing.

Chris Groves on Feb 6, 2013


Absolutely. All day. But good lord that Martha Mary Marcy Marlene Magdalene Mahindra Movie was a chore to watch. She was it's saving grace.

bozo connors on Feb 7, 2013


I'm excited.

Chris Groves on Feb 6, 2013


I would LOVE to see Walter White take on Godzilla!

Brady on Feb 6, 2013


How mad are Mary-Kate and Ashley right now?

si1ver on Feb 7, 2013


those two haven't done anything good since full house.

truong18 on Feb 7, 2013


They multiply like Gremlins.

castingcouch on Feb 7, 2013


very excited!

Gustavo Escalera on Feb 7, 2013

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