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Kind of non-news, but guess who is in the running for the lead in Godzilla?

Published at: Jan. 10, 2013, 2:25 p.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I almost didn't write anything about this because it's not really news, but then I said "fuck it, I like to post non-news, too."

Legendary's Godzilla reboot has been making headlines recently and that's a good thing. The trailer they showed at Comic-Con was, frankly, fawesome (that's fucking and awesome mashed together). We know some producers are being booted off, we know Frank Darabont is doing a rewrite and we know the studio is confident enough to set a production start date in March of this year.

The non-news is basically that Godzilla doesn't have a (non-lizard) lead yet. Deadline reports that Kick-Ass himself, Mr. Aaron Johnson, is who the studio (and I assume director Gareth Edwards) wants. He's a damn good actor. That'd be great news if they were negotiating or if a contract had been drawn up at all.

Johnson is apparently interested, but won't commit until he reads Darabont's draft, so everybody's in a holding pattern.

 

 

So, interesting, but nothing solid. Having good actors is always a plus, but at the end of the day, this flick will be about Big Green.

-Eric Vespe
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