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Monarch: Legacy of Monsters: Apple TV+’s next big roar in the MonsterVerse franchise (new trailer).

It seems the world can never get enough of the Godzilla universe, can it? The king of monsters, and the breathtaking battles that ensued in San Francisco, have left an indelible mark on cinematic history. But as the dust settled, many of us were left wondering, “What’s next for Godzilla?” Well, Apple TV+ is here with a treat, one that promises not just monster-sized thrills but also a deep dive into mysteries that span generations.

Enter Monarch: Legacy of Monsters. Set for a much-anticipated debut on November 17, 2023, this series promises to give us a more intimate look into the world post-Godzilla’s roaring rampage. And believe me, it’s not just about the monsters. It’s about legacy, family, secrets, and the reverberating impact of colossal events on individual lives.

Now, let’s talk about the cast because boy, are we in for a treat. Leading the pack is none other than Kurt Russell, playing the role of Lee Shaw. What makes it even more intriguing? We get to see both the seasoned version and the young Lee Shaw, the latter portrayed by Wyatt Russell. For the fans, seeing the real-life father-son duo take on screen as the same character across different timelines is nothing short of exhilarating.

Anna Sawai plays Cate Randa, a G-Day survivor who’s headed to Japan to settle some family business, only to find herself unravelling even more mysteries. Anna’s portrayal promises layers and nuances as she takes on a journey from a schoolteacher to a seeker of truths.

Now, every good story needs its set of intriguing characters, and Monarch: Legacy of Monsters isn’t short of them. We’ve got Kiersey Clemons, who’s sure to keep everyone on their toes as the ever-resourceful May. Ren Watabe plays Kentaro, the quintessential curious soul, trying to uncover secrets about his father. Then there’s Mari Yamamoto as Keiko, Anders Holm playing a researcher named Bill Randa, and not to forget, Joe Tippett’s Tim, an office worker with lofty secret-agent dreams. Also, if you’ve missed John Goodman’s portrayal as Randa from “Kong: Skull Island,” you’re in for a delightful surprise.

The series is the brainchild of Chris Black, developed in tandem with Matt Fraction. And when you’ve got a legacy as massive as Godzilla’s, you need the right hands steering the ship. Hence, Black taking on the role of the showrunner feels just about perfect. But at the heart of it all, this series isn’t just about monsters tearing down cities or epic battles. It’s about the stories we tell, the legacies we leave behind, and how events can ripple through time to shape destinies. So, whether you’re in it for the Titans or the tangled web of human connections, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters promises to deliver on all fronts.


Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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