Warner Bros. reportedly looked at Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Henry Cavill, Caleb Landry Jones and Scoot McNairy to play the lead role in "Godzilla," this according to Variety reporter Justin Kroll. The "Godzilla" reboot is headed to theaters in 2014 with Gareth Edwards directing. Frank Darabont was just hired to rewrite the film's script.
Kroll tweeted the "Godzilla" shortlist after THR reporter Borys Kit noted that Gordon-Levitt was offered the lead role. As Kit noted, however, Gordon-Levitt passed on the film and the offer wasn't "valid" anymore. Which makes the wording in his original article all the more curious: "The project is ramping up for a spring production start, with offers out to several top actors (including Joseph Gordon-Levitt and others)."
Even if Gordon-Levitt is out of the "Godzilla" running, the actor still has plenty of offers to consider. Last week, he was added to the not-so-short list of possible leading actors for Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie, and was rumored to be potentially involved in "Justice League."
Cavill stars in "Man of Steel" for Warner Bros.; the Superman reboot is out in theaters this June. McNairy appeared in "Argo," "Killing Them Softly" and "Promised Land" in 2012. Jones starred as Banshee in "X-Men: First Class."
For more on "Godzilla," including the legal battle brewing with the film's producers, head over to THR.