Elizabeth Olsen Set For Godzilla Reboot And Bryan Cranston In Talks To Join

Just like most classics in Hollywood today, Godzilla is indeed getting a 2014 reboot, but this was seems to be well worth the remaking. Monsters director Gareth Edwards has been brought on by Legendary Pictures to make their long anticipated Godzilla reboot, with many writers working on the films script including David S. Goyer (Co-writer of The Dark Knight trilogy), Max Borenstein (The Seventh Son),  Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3), and now Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead). But as the March production date approaches, the cast for the film is now shaping up with Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass) seemingly the front runner for the lead role after Joseph Gordon-Levitt turned it down, and now Elizabeth Olsen has officially signed on with Bryan Cranston in talks to join.
The Godzilla reboot has been in production at Legendary Pictures (The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception) and will be the first Godzilla film since the 1998 Godzilla film which wasn't well received by either critics or fans. But Legendary seems to be a fitting home for the project, especially with their upcoming film Pacific Rim from Guillermo Del Toro following a similar structure to the Godzilla films of the past, and both films seem to be bringing very talented actors and directors.
Cranston has obviously been busy as Walter White/Heisenberg on AMC's critically acclaimed Breaking Bad, but he's also made a big impression in film last year starring in many films including John Carter, Red Tails, Rock of Ages, Total Recall, and the Oscar nominated Argo. It's easy to see why Edwards would be pursuing him for the part, and it's most likely his character will be some sort of military official or government officer in the battle against Godzilla, as the main character of the film who Aaron Taylor-Johnson is most likely going to play is described as being a military soldier. It wouldn't come as a surprise that Cranston isn't the only person they are eyeing for the role, as many actors including Henry Cavill (Man of Steel), Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men: First Class), and Scoot McNairy (Killing Them Softly).
Olsen on the other hand has confirmed her involvement with the film, and it's highly likely that she'll be playing the female lead of the film. Olsen has already made an impressive mark in film, starring in 2011's critically praised Martha Marcy May Marlene, as well as in this year's Silent House and Liberal Rights, and is set to star in Killing Your Darlings with fellow young talents Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan, as well as Spike Lee's Oldboy remake. At the BAFTA Awards Olsen confirmed her involvement with film calling it a "heavy drama".
With Olsen as the first confirmed cast member of the film, we should begin to see more casting updates as the film reaches it's March production date, as well as confirmation on whether Aaron Taylor-Johnson will in fact be playing the lead role, and if Cranston will in fact be in the film. Legendary Picture's Godzilla reboot is currently set for a May 16, 2014 release date.
What do you think of Olsen and Cranston starring in the Godzilla reboot? Are you looking forward to the film?