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Everyone knows a Godzilla movie can't just star the towering lizard and his equally gargantuan monster foe. You have to have some human components on which he narrowly avoids stomping. Recently rumors have been swirling that Aaron Johnson ('Kick-Ass') and Bryan Cranston ('Breaking Bad') were in the running for roles in Gareth Edwards' 'Godzilla,' but we still don't know for certain that either of those two gentlemen will be appearing in the Legendary Pictures reboot. However, we have confirmation from a certain actress that her own supposed involvement is indeed factual. Elizabeth Olsen ('Silent House') was interviewed on the red carpet of the 2013 BAFTA's, and not only revealed that she was indeed in the movie, but gave us some insight as to the tone of the movie.
"It's definitely not lighthearted. It's kind of going back to its roots of the original Japanese film."
If you had told me even two years ago that the third Olsen sister would be a movie star, I would've laughed. If you had told me the same thing after I saw 'Silent House,' I would've laughed even harder. However, after seeing her in films like 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' and 'Liberal Arts,' it was clear she had tremendous talent as a performer. Sure, it's still an odd choice for the female lead in a massive blockbuster like Legendary's 'Godzilla' reboot. But as I've said before, the biggest problem with Roland Emmerich's 'Godzilla,' as well as the 'Transformers' movies, is that the human element was so weak and disposable. Casting actors who have proven themselves in smaller dramatic roles is a great way to ensure that we will care as much about the little people running around Godzilla's feet as we do the titular monster himself. The darker tone will also aid in avoiding the unmitigated silliness that plagued the 1998 film. Of course, that's assuming Frank Darabont's draft of the script does what it needs to in order to flesh out that human element. However, if there is one guy I trust with developing human stories against a supernatural disaster backdrop...it's Frank Darabont.
What do you guys think? Is Olsen a good choice here? Are you surprised that the reboot will carry a darker tone?
Source: Absolute Radio