"To fit in with the universe as an actor, I will try to enjoy it to the fullest."
It is confirmed today that 35-year-old Japanese actor Shun Oguri will make his Hollywood film debut in Godzilla vs. Kong, the forthcoming fourth installment in Legendary's MonsterVerse franchise. His character is currently described only as "an important role." The filming is scheduled to begin this month in Australia and Hawaii, and is expected to completed in February 2019.
Oguri has been starring as the protagonist Gintoki Sakata in the two commercially successful live-action film adaptations of Hideaki Sorachi's sci-fi comedy manga series Gintama. He says, "Of course I have been longing for joining a Hollywood film. For that reason, I have had to realize the hurdle's height strongly. But after leaning the director, producers, and the Legendary staff's passion toward this film, I am so motivated to challenge that hurdle," and adds, "The Godzilla series, which was created by my country, has been loved by the audience around world, and I am so excited to be a part of it. To fit in with the universe as an actor, I will try to enjoy it to the fullest."
Godzilla Vs. Kong is scheduled to be released in the US on May 22, 2020, and is confirmed to be
also released in Japan sometime in the same year.