Word broke just days ago that Elizabeth Olsen was up for a role in Gareth Edward’s upcoming reboot of the Godzilla franchise and, today, Olsen confirmed her involvement in the project on the BAFTA red carpet.
“It’s definitely not lighthearted,” Olsen says of Edwards’ take. “It’s kind of going back to its roots of the original Japanese film.”
The 1954 original was directed by Ishirô Honda and the Godzilla character (originally Gojira) was designed to serve as an allegory for nuclear weapons. Especially compared to some of the campier sequels that would follow, Godzilla is a decidedly somber film and it appears that that tone will be emulated in Edwards’ version.
Likely to also star Bryan Cranston and Aaron Johnson, Godzilla hits theaters May 16, 2014.
Check out the full Elizabeth Olsen interview in the player below:
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