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

August 20th, 2023 by Marc Comments

After the release of Skull Island a few weeks back, the Monsterverse took its first steps into a bigger world on a smaller screen.

Following on from the story set up in Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) and Godzilla vs Kong (2021), Skull Island took the story to our TV screens and very soon Apple TV is set to do the same thing with Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, exploring the history of the mysterious organisation Monarch, which we saw established in Kong: Skull Island over a period of seventy years and we now have our first look at the series.

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The series will see Kurt Russell and his son, actor Wyatt Russell, play Army Officer Lee Shaw over the course of those years to tell a truly legacy-spanning story.

It seems that it will focus on a smaller, more human story that takes place in a world of goliaths and kaiju and with the Russells starring, I couldn’t be more excited.

The cast for this one also includes Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett and Elisa Lasowski.

Following the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that levelled 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 organisation known as Monarch.

We almost got Pacific Rim meets the Monsterverse!

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.

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Check out the new images below including the King himself, Godzilla:

Check out the others images of Kurt Russell, Wyatt Rusell and Anna Sawai in the gallery below:

In related, non-Monsterverse news, an awesome trailer has arrived for Godzilla Minus One, the 37th movie in the original Godzilla franchise and it looks superb. If you’re a Godzilla fan, this is the golden age, folks.

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….