January 10, 2013
Aaron Johnson Frontrunner For GODZILLA
Deadline reports that British actor Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass) the front-runner for the unnamed solider role in Godzilla. Johnson credits include Nowhere Boy, Anna Karenina, Savages and Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Wall. Other actors had been also the mix which include Henry Cavill, Caleb Landry Jones, Scoot McNairy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (passed on an offer). Production will begin soon with a release date of May 16th 2014. Johnson had been previously rumored to be in the mix for X-Men First Class and The Amazing Spider-Man. It could be his first franchise role post-Kick Ass. Walking Dead's Frank Daranbont (Shawshank Redemption) is currently doing rewrites on the script.