Zhang Ziyi, the international star of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, has just joined Legendary and Warner Bros.’ creature feature Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The deal calls for the actress to join not just that movie but to figure prominently in their Monsterverse.
Zhang will first appear in the sequel to 2014’s Godzilla, joining Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown in the follow-up that is set several years after the events of the original movie. Michael Dougherty is directing from a script by Dougherty and Zach Shields. The actress will then appear in other monster installments, including Godzilla vs Kong, as her character is a key figure in the covert, creature-cataloging Monarch organization established in those films.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set to be released on March 22, 2019. Godzilla vs Kong is slated to bow in 2020.
Zhang recently wrapped production on a sci-fi thriller produced by J.J. Abrams that is connected to his Cloverfield movies.