Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen set for Godzilla

Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla reboot looks set to swell its cast with some quality acting talent, with Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen reported to be in talks to join the project.

The stars will join leading man Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the film, which is currently receiving a rewrite from Frank Darabont .

All we know so far in terms of plot is that the film will be returning to the roots of the series, with Godzilla himself being described as “a terrifying force of nature”.

However, it is thought that Taylor-Johnson’s character will be a soldier, with Cranston rumoured to be in line to play his step-father. No word yet as to who Olsen will be playing, should she sign on.

Perhaps more intriguing is the nugget of info uncovered by Heat Vision (opens in new tab) , who report that the film will contain “plenty of monsters”. A return for Mothra, perhaps?

Godzilla will open in the UK on 16 May 2014.

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