Our sources have revealed that Warner Bros. offered James McAvoy a supporting role as Nathan in Godzilla vs. Kong but he passed on the opportunity.
James McAvoy, known for his roles in Split, the X-Men franchise and It, wasn’t the only actor to pass up a role in the film.
Danai Gurira, in-talks for the lead role of Bernice, and Kumail Nanjiani, in-talks for a supporting role as Deleep, both passed as well.
Currently, Millie Bobby Brown and Kyle Chandler are set for a lead role with Julian Dennison in a supporting role.
Whether they passed because of Godzilla vs. Kong’s rocky production and a slew of behind-the-scenes problems is uncertain.
Recently, at CCXP, it was announced that the original March 13, 2020, release date was being shifted to November 20, 2020.
As there had been next-to-no marketing, they also unveiled a first look at the film, showing off Godzilla and King Kong around the same size on an aircraft carrier.
It may be a smart move on their part in postponing the release date as spring is a packed time this year and they would have to compete with Marvel. Through a Winter release, they have less competition, especially with a lack of Star Wars this year.
For comparison, the last Godzilla film was up against Avengers: Endgame, John Wick 3, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu and Aladdin.
Who will play the roles of Bernice, Nathan and Deleep is not known but we will keep you up to date on all the latest Godzilla vs Kong news and we will share updates if we find out anything else.
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