We love us some Sally Hawkins, but lately things have been a little quiet on her end…

So we were delighted to hear the actress, who we know from 2008’s Happy-Go-Lucky (for which she won a Golden Globe) and 2013’s Blue Jasmine (bagging her an Oscar nomination), has signed on to star in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). Hawkins starred in the 2014 reboot Godzilla, as scientist and giant monster specialist (how does one land a job like that, we wonder) Vivienne Graham, opposite Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

In other casting news, Charles Dance, who we’ve seen of late in Game of Thrones and is known for classic roles like Mr. Tulkinghorn in Bleak House, has also been confirmed to star in the monster flick. But, the name of his character has not yet been announced.

Warner Bros., the production company behind the film, is a little quiet on the details… but, maybe the the film’s title is a hint in itself? If Godzilla, the oversized reptilian menace who hails from the South Pacific, is the “king of the monsters,”… maybe we will be seeing other creatures in the 2019 film?

Hmm… something to think about it.

While there’s no synopsis, we have an idea of what to expect: while Godzilla destroys everything in sight, people scramble, and some stay to fight. That’s our one-sentence prediction!

We’re on the look out for the actual details, and when we spot ’em, we’ll speed you up.

In the meantime, here’s a look at Hawkins talking about Godzilla — her first time starring in an action movie:

In the above Hawkins says she didn’t “get to play with Godzilla” very much. Well, perhaps she’ll get a little more one-on-one time in the sequel.

Godzilla: King of Monsters, also starring Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), and Kyle Chandler (Manchester by the Sea), is expected to hit theaters in 2019. Michael Dougherty, who wrote the screenplay for Superman Returns, will take on double-duty, both writing and directing the Godzilla sequel.

Do you want to see Sally Hawkins fight Godzilla? We do!! 

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By Brigid Brown