According to Variety, Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch has signed on to director Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King Of Monsters, the sequel to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla revival. Middleditch will be joining previously announced cast members Charles Dance, Aisha Hinds, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, and Millie Bobby Brown, as well as Ken Watanabe, who is the only actor returning from the previous movie. We don’t know anything about the character Middleditch will be playing, but considering who he is and the kind of roles he plays, it seems safe to assume that he’ll be some kind of scientist or computer nerd with special insight into how the humans can stop Godzilla (or any other monsters who might be appearing in this movie).
Interestingly, Variety notes that Middleditch had a “small cameo” in Kong: Skull Island, providing the voice of a character who never appeared onscreen, so maybe that will have some crazy payoff in King Of Monsters. Kong and Godzilla are eventually going to meet up in a future movie, so maybe Middleditch will end up being the Nick Fury of this little universe.