For four seasons, Thomas Middleditch played the nerd trying to make his start-up company take off in "Silicon Valley" and reports reveal he's in talks to join the exciting world of the "Godzilla" sequel, "Godzilla: King of Monsters" next. Middleditch's role has not been divulged, but given his work on the HBO show, he could be playing another expert or scientist who knows how to deal with gigantic creatures best.

Thomas Middleditch will be joining Kyle Chandler ("Manchester by the Sea"), Vera Farmiga ("Bates Motel"), O’Shea Jackson Jr. ("Straight Outta Compton") and Millie Bobby Brown ("Stranger Things") in the sequel.

Michael Dougherty will direct the movie from a script that he and Zach Shields have co-written.

Godzilla and Kong universe

"Godzilla: King of the Monsters" has a scheduled theater date on March 22, 2019. The production is part of the same universe as "Kong: Skull Island," which ran in theaters last March and starred Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and Samuel L. Jackson. By 2020, the two giant creatures featured in the movie will go head to head in the slated crossover movie, "Godzilla vs. Kong," which has been earmarked for a summer release.

If Thomas Middleditch survives the "Godzilla" sequel then it's likely his character will also appear on "Godzilla vs. Kong." Incidentally, Middleditch had a cameo in "Kong: Skull Island." He lent his voice to an off-camera character, according to Variety.

Work on 'Silicon Valley'

Thomas Middleditch plays the computer genius Richard Hendricks, the founder of Pied Pier, in "Silicon Valley," which recently landed a fifth season renewal on the cable network. Although he has his roots in comedy, his character in the series has slowly developed and morphed into more than just a caricature.

"His strong moral compass that he's had up until this point definitely gets tested and it paves the way," Middleditch said of his character, as per TV Guide. "I think, for maybe next season to be flirting with a micro Breaking Bad scenario," he added.

Despite being tied to a TV show, however, the actor has managed to do other movie projects.

He can be seen in recent and upcoming releases like "Once Upon a Time in Venice," "Henchmen," "Replicas" and "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie" as a voice talent.

Meanwhile, next season's "Silicon Valley" will have one missing character as Middleditch's co-star, TJ Miller, who played Erlich Bachman, announced he won't be coming back. It's still unclear where Pied Piper will be holed up next when they have been camping in Bachman's garage this whole time.