Henry Cavill, Scoot McNairy And More Wanted For Lead Role In GODZILLA Remake

First we learned that two of Godzilla's producers have exited the reboot. Then it was revealed that the script was getting a rewrite from The Walking Dead's Frank Darabont. NOW, a short list of actors has been revealed that the studio wants and it includes some big CBM stars!

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By Josh Wilding - 1/7/2013

In The Hollywood Reporter's report on the news that Frank Darabont is penning another draft of Godzilla for Legendary Pictures and director Gareth Edwards, they have learned that several well-known actors are being sought for a lead role in the remake. They only mention The Dark Knight Rises and Looper star Joseph Gordon-Levitt (although the writer of the articles says on Twitter that the offer was made last year and is no longer valid), but Variety's Justin Kroll has confirmed that Henry Cavill (Man of Steel), Scoot McNairy (Argo) and Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men: First Class are all on the list. Levitt and Cavill are the studios choices, while McNairy and Caleb are "creative choices" (not a huge surprise considering the fact that the former worked with Edwards on Monster). No formal offers have been made at this point as the script is still being worked on. Levitt is also reportedly being courted for Guardians of the Galaxy and is rumoured for an appearance as 'John Blake' in Justice League, so it should come as no surprise that he seemingly turned this one down.

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Vafrous - 1/7/2013, 11:47 AM
Caleb Landry Jones has an annoying face. Go for Cavill or McNairy...
Vafrous - 1/7/2013, 11:48 AM
And get Nicholas Cage to play Godzilla...
DukeAcureds - 1/7/2013, 11:49 AM
Wouldn't it be mental if this was the Justice lEague movie and "Godzilla" was just the best ever code-name for a secret film project ever?
DioFoRio - 1/7/2013, 12:01 PM
it should be that scoot dude. no need for a big star.G should be the "big" star
DioFoRio - 1/7/2013, 12:02 PM
@Duke....don't say that...Destroyer would flip out
RorMachine - 1/7/2013, 12:10 PM
I'm for Jones or McNairy. The lead shoud be Godzilla, so I don't want to see a larger than life, model looking actor as the human interest, should be more of an every-man type.
Durf - 1/7/2013, 12:18 PM
Wow, news for Godzilla is coming fast and furious today(finally). Definitely shouldn't be a big name. Godzilla is the real star of the movie
BigeBigzWells - 1/7/2013, 12:28 PM
I would love to see JGL in another full on action role. Shame the offer doesn't still stand according to the director. Dumb ass move on his part since JGL is becoming such a huge star.
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/7/2013, 12:31 PM
McNairy if i gotta choose from those.

Like others said no need for big star.

Godzilla is the [frick]ING STAR.
Goggles - 1/7/2013, 12:31 PM
I'm all for McNairy nabbing the role. Dude's a great [frick]ing actor.
DCjohnny - 1/7/2013, 12:53 PM
let JGL go and star guardian of galaxy ... I don't want him in justice league
superotherside - 1/7/2013, 1:09 PM
JGL should be Star Lord. Marvel make it so!
IronLantern79 - 1/7/2013, 1:52 PM
I'm actually looking forward this. I really hope they don't screw THIS one up.


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MrSundayMovies - 1/7/2013, 2:02 PM
I say give Matthew Broderick another shot. Just like last time, he will carry this film to unparalleled victory!
DukeAcureds - 1/7/2013, 2:05 PM
It's not set in Manhatten again, is it?
acxel - 1/7/2013, 2:37 PM
I'm actually really happy to see McNairy getting the poles. He's a great actor.
maxxgone - 1/7/2013, 3:03 PM
let mcnairy & edwards work together again. its like johnson & levitt. let the director & star who have a good thing going, keep it going.
BlueDemon - 1/7/2013, 3:06 PM
HOLY SHIT Frank Darabont?!?! That's [frick]ing awesome...anyway Who gives a flying [frick] about the humans
TheBeard - 1/7/2013, 3:19 PM
release the comic-con teaser already you assholes!....... that said i wonder if the main "human" star will be a reporter like raymond burr or a scientist?
Ocelot - 1/7/2013, 3:42 PM
@AlexDeLarge87 you're damn right, the movie doesn't need any big stars as godzilla is the star of the movie, the lead actor should be McNairy or an unknown actor dont want to see Cavill anywhere near this movie
beane2099 - 1/7/2013, 5:08 PM
How many guys are they bringing in on this business? I dig Darabont's stuff though. And as long as they don't caste that red headed dude from First Class, I'm good with whoever. I just want to see the words "Godzilla is currently filming in [insert city name here]." some time soon.
GUNSMITH - 1/7/2013, 9:24 PM
JUST DON'T EFF THIS ONE UP LIKE THE FIRST ATTEMPT...DON'T.
WesleyGibson - 1/7/2013, 10:27 PM
Godzilla IS the lead role...duh.
Destroyer14 - 1/7/2013, 11:22 PM
Too bad JGL won't be in it, he would have been my choice. Whichever they choose, Godzilla himself should not be up-staged by a popular actor. You'll notice in the G.I. Joe trailers Bruce Willis and the Rock are getting all the props, I don't want that for G. It needs to be about him, his destruction, and what it causes.

I have a feeling Edwards knows what he's doing.
Maia87 - 1/8/2013, 12:22 AM
LOL same error than the 98 Godzilla. Who cares about a well-known actor being the main character?? This is a movie about a GIANT MONSTER...

SteveIrwinFan96 - 1/8/2013, 4:00 PM
I have some new info on this project as well, in case anyone is interested: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fan_fic/news/?a=70672.

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