With the all-encompassing Godzilla vs. Kong crossover starting to assemble its cast, Danai Gurira is the latest name linked to the picture. In addition to that, the genre favourite is also being linked to the big-screen Star Trek franchise.
As per Deadline, Gurira is in early talks to join Legendary Pictures’ huge crossover effort. Gurira, of course, is best known to genre fans for kicking ass as Michonne in The Walking Dead and as Okoye in Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, not to mention an early role in Wes Craven’s My Soul to Take.
That crossover will dovetail from Kong: Skull Island and the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and the Adam Wingard-directed event currently has Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown and The Hunt for the Wilder People’s Julian Dennison signed on. Brown will be appearing in the aforementioned King of the Monsters, with her character already confirmed for Godzilla vs. Kong.
Elsewhere, Deadline is also reporting that Gurira is in tentative discussions about a role in Star Trek 4. S.J. Clarkson is on directing duties there, and Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne have put the screenplay together. Plot-wise, the movie will centre on Chris Pine’s James T. Kirk as a time-travel incident sees him fighting the good fight alongside his father, played by the returning Chris Hemsworth. As for what role Gurira could be up for in Star Trek 4, no details are known on that at this stage. And just to clarify, Star Trek 4 is a totally different movie to the Star Trek picture that Quentin Tarantino has in early development.
Expect more on Godzilla vs. Kong and Star Trek 4 as both projects continue to develop.