Jan 9 2013, 4:14am CST | by Luigi Lugmayr
The British actor - who will soon be seen donning the famous Superman costume in 'Man of Steel' - is in contention for the lead role in Warner Bros' reboot of the monster franchise, along with 'X-Men: First Class' star Caleb Landry Jones and 'Killing Them Softly' actor Scoot McNairy.
Henry, 29, is said to be the studio's favourite for the lead role, while the film's creative team - including director Gareth Edwards, who worked with Scoot on 2010 film 'Monsters' - are said to be in favour of the lesser-known actors, according to Variety journalist Justin Kroll.
'Godzilla' is set to be released in 2014.
The famous monster originated in Japanese cinema and was last adapted for Hollywood in 1998. The original film, directed by Roland Emmerich, starred Matthew Broderick and Jean Reno and grossed more than $379 million.
Source: Bang Movies
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