Apple TV+ has revealed the first look at the live-action Monsterverse series, including an official title, and details on the story.
Heads up Godzilla/Monsterverse fans…our time has come. Announced last year (with filming over that Summer), Apple TV+ is finally ready to give fans a look at the live-action series they’ve been cooking up. Called Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, the series takes place after the events of Godzilla (2014) and will take fans deeper into the secrets of the Monarch organization:
Following the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that leveled San Francisco and the shocking revelation that monsters are real, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters tracks two siblings following in their father’s footsteps to uncover their family’s connection to the secretive organization known as Monarch. Clues lead them into the world of monsters and ultimately down the rabbit hole to Army officer Lee Shaw (played by Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell), taking place in the 1950s and half a century later where Monarch is threatened by what Shaw knows. The dramatic saga—spanning three generations—reveals buried secrets and the ways that epic, earth-shattering events can reverberate through our lives.
I think it’s neat to see how they’re going back to the past in this one on top of showing the “modern” era as well. Should provide some fun look backs/payoffs on those snippets from the first film and it’s just a perfect way to utilize both Kurt Russell and his son Wyatt Russell. But on top of this swanky synopsis, Apple also revealed some nice first look images:
Honestly, I’m kinda impressed we’re getting a shot of Godzilla here. Being a TV show, I suspect the monster action will be a little less prominent, but the King looks pretty damn great. So even if he’s not in much of the show (which I still suspect), it’s nice to know he’s going to look damn awesome when he does pop up. In general, all of these stills look great and has sent my hype through the roof.
No premiere date for Monarch: Legacy of Monsters has been given just yet, but hopefully this first look indicates they’re looking to launch it sooner rather than later.