Jessica Henwick Leaves a Dragon for a Nuclear Dinosaur

Jessica Henwick Leaves a Dragon for a Nuclear Dinosaur

If you’re like me, you’re still a little butt-hurt that Marvel teased us all with a much-improved Iron Fist 2 and then dropped it like it’s not-so-hot.

All those unanswered questions. All that potential. Gone but maybe not forgotten if Disney Plus listens to the fans and delivers ‘Heroes for Hire.’

Anywho, one of the stars who acted as the duct tape on that show was Jessica Henwick. Her action-packed introduction of Colleen Wing was a memorable one in an otherwise forgettable Season One. And believe me, if any nerd had a girl that looked like that — and fought like that — they would give up ‘Magic’ board game nights (in cosplay) for a chick-flick any day!

But Marvel and Netflix forced her out of a job because they sucked a little. Good thing her agent had Adam Wingard on speed dial. You see, he is directing the titanic-sized culmination of the monsterverse Godzilla vs. Kong


Variety reports Henwick will join a growing ensemble cast of Millie Bobby Brown, the great Kyle Chandler and Ziyi Zhang of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon fame. All three will return from the monumental Godzilla: King of the Monsters. 

New to the gaggle of Gojira will be Alexander Skarsgård (one of the “new” Baldwin brothers of Hollywood), Julian Dennison (Firefist in Deadpool 2), Brian Tyree Henry (Spider Man: Into the Spiderverse) , and even a rumored Demián Bichir from FX’s canceled The Bridge (go binge Season 1 of this).

For a while, Fantastic Four was the ‘Godzilla of fantasy reboots.’ Or Hulk.

Ever since Toho brought us the big green lizard in 1954, many American adaptions have tried and come short of what we expect out of this monster. And so much potential with Mothra, Hedorah, Gigan, Mechagodzilla, and Ghidorah.

gojira1Yet, when Matthew Broderick faced him from a scholarly perspective, monster lovers everywhere pretty much gave up.

It took 16 years for Gareth Edwards, a master of scale in shots (see: Rogue One), to make Godzilla the believable beast we all longed to see.

This was the inception of the monsterverse because we all try to forget the Jack Black/Naomi Watts version of King Kong. The third installment in this group has already delivered what must be the trailer of the year. Imagine how good this movie will be, and Henwick’s place in it.

Godzilla vs. Kong is slated for May 31, 2020. But first, that trailer for King of the Monsters because it’s just that great. Turn up the volume!


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