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Monsterverse set for more Kaiju adventures on both big and small screens

April 21st, 2024 by Marc Comments

It looks like the future of the Monsterverse is looking pretty bright as Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire continues to fill seats on the big screen while the fans also loved the Monarch series on the small screen.

The Monsterverse kicked off with Garth Edwards’ Godzilla a decade ago and the series has become crazier and bigger ever since over the course of five movies, a TV series and an animated show (plus comics, novels etc) but after the massive $80 million in North America opening of the new movie, Legendary and Warner Bros are feeling confident that there’s more monster mayhem coming to the big screen..

“This is certainly an exciting result,” says Mary Parent, chairman of worldwide production for Josh Grode’s Legendary, adding: “We are in a good position to continue the journey.”

FIRST LOOK: Images of Monsterverse series, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, appear featuring a terrifying Godzilla

But wait, that’s not the end of the story as the small screen is set to expand thanks to Apple TV+ too!

Taking to social media, Apple TV+ revealed that a second season of Monarch was coming as well as spinoffs!

This is great news as the first season was a lit of fun and dug into the workings of the mysterious Monarch from the Monstervese universe – having Kurt Russell in it was an added bonus.

As for the spinoffs, we can only speculate at this stage but given that it’s a story spanning the entire history of mankind and beyond, there are a million places they could go and characters – and monsters! – they could explore.

Wherever it goes, I’ll be waiting like the fanboy I am.

But, I hear you all ask! What about Skull Island, the fun animated series that aired on Netflix last year, is a second season coming? After all, it had an intriguing story and ended on a cliffhanger that I and many other fans want to see resolved.

WATCH: The Monsterverse grows in new trailer for Skull Island anime series

“Scripts are all done and I hope it sees the light at some point – I think we got unlucky with timing and story changes in the bigger ‘Verse. But I had a great time, which is all that matters,” says writer Brian Duffield, implying that the newly confirmed expansion of the Monsterverse in film and on Apple TV+ may have unraveled plans for the second season.

This reminds me a little of the animated series TRON: Uprising series which was brilliant but had its second season cancelled when it covered similar ground as the then-planned third movie which never came to light.

Skull Island aside – though I am still fully batting for it – it looks like Monarch and its adventures with the Titans will continue for a long time to come and that’s great news as far as I’m concerned.

Sources: Comicbook & THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….