Alexander Skarsgård boards 'Godzilla vs. Kong'

Will he play a hero or villain?

Alexander Skarsgård has closed a deal to star in Adam Wingard’s Godzilla vs. Kong.

According to Variety, the 42-year-old Emmy winner is expected to play the leader of a military unit who, in all likelihood, will bear the responsibility of mediating the fight of the century between earth’s behemoth titans.

Skarsgård joins Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2), Brian Tyree Henry (Widows) and Demian Bichir (The Nun) in what will be Legendary’s fourth ‘MonsterVerse’ film preceded by 2014’s Godzilla, 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, and 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters starring Millie Bobbie Brown, Kyle Chandler, and Vera Farmiga.

Indie-Horror maestro Adam Wingard (You're Next, Blair Witch) will direct from a script written by Academy Award nominated screenwriter, Terry Rossio (Shrek, Aladdin). Producer Alex Garcia confirmed 2020’s Godzilla vs. Kong will not draw upon Toho’s 1963 original King Kong vs. Godzilla but according to Wingard, will be an emotionally driven “monster brawl movie” where people will walk away feeling like “there is a winner.

As far as Mr. Skarsgård is concerned, I’m down with whatever he’s in! But I’ll need a few more performances (pending Little Drummer Boy) to wipe away the BAD DAD rap known as Big Little Lies and Hold the Dark.

Production is expected to begin November with theatrical release set for May 22, 2020.