Elizabeth Olsen Confirms Role In GODZILLA And Promises "A Different Take"

Elizabeth Olsen Confirms Role In GODZILLA And Promises "A Different Take"

Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) has confirmed recent reports that she has joined the cast of Gareth Edwards' (Monsters) upcoming Godzilla reboot and promises a very "different take" to past versions. Check it out!

It was recently revealed that both Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen were in talks to join Aaron Johnson in Legendary Pictures' Godzilla remake. Well, talking at tonight's BAFTA awards, the young actress (who has received praise for roles in the likes of Liberal Arts and Martha Marcy May Marlene) confirmed that she will soon begin work on the Gareth Edwards helmed project. "I'm about to film Godzilla in the Spring so that's the next thing I'm working on!" When asked about making the transition from dramas to a big budget blockbuster, Olsen jokingly added: "Well, Godzilla is actually going to be a very heavy drama! It's definitely going to be a very different take on the past Godzilla's..." Godzilla is currently set for release on May 16th, 2014 in 3D.

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Jazza815 - 2/10/2013, 2:34 PM
Who in the name of fudge is Elizabeth Olsen ?

Im like seriously in the dark here.
CaptainObvious - 2/10/2013, 2:35 PM
@Jazza815- She is the Olsen twins' younger sister.
Reasonnnn - 2/10/2013, 2:38 PM
@Jazza Watch Martha Marcy May Marlene and Liberal Arts. She has so much range and is a great actress. And isn't a trainwreck like her older sisters.
NerdyGeek - 2/10/2013, 2:41 PM
Jollem - 2/10/2013, 2:49 PM
i call bullsh!t, elizabeth olsen!

i want the same exact take, dammit!

XavierLehnsherr - 2/10/2013, 2:51 PM
I'd hump it.
ATrueHero1987 - 2/10/2013, 2:54 PM
Yes! This is one franchise I glad that is getting rebooted! Been a fan of Godzilla since I've been a kid. Bring it on!
Ocelot - 2/10/2013, 2:58 PM
as long as godzilla wrecks schit up, has atomic breath and fights other monsters, not the boring repetitive unoriginal cliched US army i'll be happy, NO Godzilla babies, No iguana looking abomination
FireKnightRises - 2/10/2013, 3:01 PM
It's dark and realistic take on Godzilla guys :p
Franshu - 2/10/2013, 3:02 PM
"a very heavy drama"? I thought Godzilla was supposed to be about a giant mosnter fighting other monsters and destroying Tokio... I know monsters are heavy and Tokio being destroyed is kinda sad, but I wouldn't call that a drama lol
thorhulk77 - 2/10/2013, 3:05 PM
Awesome, theres something about Olsen that I really like.
ATrueHero1987 - 2/10/2013, 3:06 PM
Who remembers MonsterVision??
Ocelot - 2/10/2013, 3:10 PM
it also sounds like this movie going to be war of the worlds with the aliens substituted for godzilla
Platinum - 2/10/2013, 3:34 PM
This news just irks me bleh...:p
patriautism - 2/10/2013, 3:36 PM
The first Godzilla movie was really a political statement about the dangers of nuclear war, it wasn't until the later movies did he become a meaningless monster...So adding some darkness and political undertones would actually make it more like the original.
SugarYumYum - 2/10/2013, 3:40 PM
Yeah, heavy drama is EXACTLY what I look for in all my giant monster smashing big city to bits movies. #facepalm
NerdyGeek - 2/10/2013, 3:55 PM
Olsen jokingly added: "Well, Godzilla is actually going to be a very heavy drama!

mk - 2/10/2013, 3:56 PM
Yeaaah! Not gonna expect that much from this.
DrDoom - 2/10/2013, 4:04 PM
Of course it's going to be heavy on drama.... an unstoppable force of nature that is beyond reason and logic, beyond good and evil, beyond our ability to comprehend is here.... not to destroy us, but just to be, and its "being" results in our decimation. The drama comes from how the humans in the movie will try and understand something beyond understanding.
I'm excited.
TheBeard - 2/10/2013, 4:13 PM
@Marvel87 i sure do, damn that brings back some memories.
JerBear - 2/10/2013, 4:24 PM
Hey, let the fanboys whine. Rational people on this site should be used to that by now.
Facade - 2/10/2013, 4:31 PM
No one really cares about "drama" in Godzilla...in general, that's what spoils it. Don't give me a fake-ass bitch news reporter or worm-boy ex-boyfriend dramas, again!
Bodwulf - 2/10/2013, 4:33 PM
A different take is not always a bad thing. Take this for example
GodzillaKart - 2/10/2013, 5:21 PM
Could be great. The original Godzilla was a hell of a drama.
SpideyQuad - 2/10/2013, 5:29 PM
The first American Godzilla movie was a "different take". I'm not sure if I like what I'm hearing. I'm all for an awesome Godzilla movie, just not convinced Hollywood is capable of giving us just that.
Optimist18 - 2/10/2013, 5:57 PM
Screw all the naysayers. While I'll accept the crap thrown at the first American attempt (which was really a remake of the monster movie that inspired Godzilla), this one hasn't even been made yet, and some of you morons have already passed judgement on it. What I've gleaned from all the info we've got so far is that we're going to get a potentially powerful film in line with the original, plus some monster battles to add a sugar coating. Y'all hear different take and freak out. What they mean when they say this is that it won't be like the Big Guy's campiest outings, but something more serious, again, like the original, which, although not my personal fave of the series, is by far the BEST of ALL the films. So, if you want camp, stick to what's come before, because it ain't going anywhere.
Optimist18 - 2/10/2013, 5:59 PM
Oh, and Olsen's involvement (as well as Johnson's and Cranston's if true) gets a thumbs up from me ;)
Ocelot - 2/10/2013, 6:38 PM
@grif actually she's their youngster sister, the third olsen and can actually act as opposed to the twins
Optimist18 - 2/10/2013, 6:56 PM
@grif, F*** You! This is the truly talented one.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 2/10/2013, 7:10 PM
but will she be naked in it ?
marvel54 - 2/10/2013, 7:15 PM
chuckg313 - 2/10/2013, 7:26 PM
Not liking the sound of this....
StormLoganSummers - 2/10/2013, 7:29 PM
Running and screaming Chinamen, or GTFO!
Bodwulf - 2/10/2013, 8:21 PM
@ the world: Of course! they were filmed in the same house! LOL!
Durango95 - 2/10/2013, 9:08 PM
Just show some monsters duking it out and wrecking shit. Dont focus on the goddamn humans.I saw the promo from San Diego and it looked awesome. Now it sounds like its gonna end up being shit.
Thisisdamond - 2/10/2013, 10:02 PM
well her price just went up
mgeoff88 - 2/10/2013, 11:00 PM
Heavy drama in a Godzilla movie??? I'm not sure about this.
loki668 - 2/10/2013, 11:04 PM
"Heavy Drama"

Alas, poor Godzilla! We irradiated him well!

Drama is fine. Anything is an improvement over that craptacular, butt-puckering, mind-numbingly, slice of idiocy that was the last film. Matthew Broderick really screwed the pooch with that one. Of course, after years of screwing a horse, he probably couldn't tell the difference.

Lord Loki has spoken
SCURVYDOG619 - 2/11/2013, 1:15 AM
As long as Godzilla doesn't break into an emo dance number....

And there's a throwdown with Ghidorah....
GrayMatter - 2/11/2013, 1:19 AM
Did anybody actually watch the vid? Or did you just read the article. Cuz she was CLEARLY making a joke. Oh wait, it says in the article she was joking too.

Ah whatever, screw it. Since when did we ever let that get in the way of fanboy rage?

WHAT!? They're turning Godzilla into a heavy drama!!?? WTF is this garbage!??? We want monsters fighting each other!! OMGWTFROFLMAOBBQ!!!!!!11one
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