Dan Stevens in the sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong | Entertainment News

Dan Stevens will star in the ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ sequel.

The ‘Downton Abbey’ actor has been tapped to star in the next installment of Legendary’s MonsterVerse film franchise with Adam Wingard returning as director.

Production on the project is expected to begin this summer in Australia.

“Godzilla vs. Kong” was released in 2021 and starred Alexander Skarsgard and Millie Bobby Brown. It was a box office hit despite being released amid the pandemic and also streaming on HBO Max.

Adam previously revealed that he acted out fight scenes in the first movie with action figures and loved going back to his childhood.

The 39-year-old director said: “It was definitely the closest thing to playing with toys as an adult.

“There were several times in pre-production where I literally had a Godzilla and Kong toy that was basically the right scale for what I was doing.

“Yeah, I’d play with the toys and play with that for a few moments.”

Wingard continued, “There’s nothing wrong with playing with toys!

“And I’m not going to lie, as an adult, over the years I’ve always walked through the toy aisles when I got to Target or Walmart, and I always think, how unfair is that?

“The one thing I wanted when I was a kid was to be able to walk into those toy aisles and buy whatever I wanted.

“And now I’m here as an adult and I can actually do it, and I don’t feel like it anymore.”