After playing George the giant gorilla in the video game adaptation Rampage, The Wrap is reporting that Jason Liles is set to portray another movie monster, having been cast as the iconic King Ghidorah in Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
The site reports that Liles is one of several motion capture actors performing as King Ghidorah, a three-headed, golden-scaled dragon who is one of Toho’s most iconic kaiju, and the archenemy of Godzilla. King Ghidorah will be joined in the sequel by two other classic Godzilla foes in Mothra and Rodan.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters marks the third instalment in the MonsterVerse franchise after Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island, and will be followed in 2020 by the crossover movie Godzilla vs. Kong.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species — thought to be mere myths — rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set for release on March 22nd, 2019 and sees Michael Dougherty (Krampus) directing returning Godzilla stars Sally Hawkins (Dr. Vivienne Graham) and Ken Watanabe (Dr. Ishiro Serizawa), and new additions Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), Zhang Ziyi (The Grandmaster), Randy Havens (Stranger Things) and Elizabeth Ludlow (The Walking Dead).