Gareth Edwards’ GODZILLA Casts Its Token Japanese Guy

He's not only one of the best, but one of the only as well.

One of the more exciting films being worked on right now is definitely Gareth Edwards' supposedly serious and awesome Godzilla. While we do have some great Kaiju action on the way via Pacific Rim, there are never too many giant monster films. If ever I complain about such a thing, surely it's because I'm being spoiled and should shut up.

The Edwards Godzilla has been adding many cast members lately, up to and including Juliette Binoche, possibly playing the role Jean Reno made famous in the Roland Emmerich version. Now they appear to have added one more.

Ken Watanabe has joined the cast of Godzilla. He will play The Japanese. I believe in the Emmerich version The Japanese were played by Clyde Kusatsu, so that's a nice step up for the country of Godzilla's origin. Plus, it goes a long way toward telling us that Edwards knows what he's doing. A lesser director would have hired Sung Kang.

By the way, this news was quietly added to a press release regarding the beginning of Godzilla's filming. So consider that some fun new info as well! You definitely did not waste your time clicking this link.