The Legendary Pictures MonsterVerse is one of the more successful cinematic universes that stealthily, quietly watches from Year 2014 Godzilla restart to last year’s neon-lit thrill ride Godzilla vs. Kong. The thread that holds them all together is not just monsters – dubbed the “Titans” in movie lore – but a shadowy organization called Monarch that seems interested in exploiting them. That theme will continue in the new Apple TV Plus series set in MonsterVerse featuring Godzilla and Titans.
From showrunner Chris Black (Star Trek: Enterprise) and comic superstar Matt Fraction (most famous for Hawk Eye), the currently untitled series has yet to be dated, but has a description of what to expect.
According to Apple:
Following the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that leveled San Francisco and the shocking new reality that monsters are real, the series explores the journey to uncover the buried secrets of a family and their interconnected legacy. link them to a secret organization called Monarch.
On the one hand, this do looks like it’s doubling down on the weakest part of MonsterVerse to date – its cast of characters. However, if Matt Fraction’s involvement matches his output at the end of the year – namely, Explorer series with Terry Dodson – it’s not unreasonable to speculate that the aim is a convoluted adventure rather than a tangled thriller. And that’s interesting!
It’s nearly impossible to get an original idea in today’s franchise-driven environment, so an old-fashioned adventure story against the MonsterVerse framework (which has very Jules Verne-y’s turn in Godzilla Vs. Kong) can be a lot of fun.
Besides, Apple has money. Please dedicate it to the giant lizard and its friends.
https://www.polygon.com/entertainment/22893938/godzilla-monsterverse-apple-tv-plus A series of Godzilla coming to Apple TV Plus