Video service Apple TV + together with the company Legendary Television will shoot a game series about the monster Godzilla and other mutants of the MonsterVerse cinematic universe.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will take place "after a massive battle between Godzilla and the Titans that razed San Francisco to the ground, and a shocking revelation about the reality of monsters."
The story centers on a family determined to "uncover the secrets associated with her and unravel the legacy that links her to a secret organization called The Monarch."
This company has already featured in past Godzilla films.
Monarch employees try to protect the world from monsters and hide their existence.
Producers on the project include Joby Harold (Edge of Tomorrow), Tori Tunnell (King Arthur: The Sword), Matt Fraction (Hawkeye), and Chris Black, who previously worked on Star Trek: Enterprise and "Desperate Housewives". From the Japanese company Toho, which owns the copyright to Godzilla, they will be joined by Hiro Matsuoka (Pokémon. Detective Pikachu) and Takemasa Arita. Black will also serve as showrunner. The cast of the series and the date of the premiere are still unknown.
The series will be part of the MonsterVerse media franchise, which launched in 2014 with the blockbuster Godzilla.
In addition to the huge lizard, the giant monkey King Kong and other monsters live in the universe.
MonsterVerse also includes Kong: Skull Island (2017), Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters (2019) and Godzilla vs. Kong (2021).
Collectively, the MCU films have grossed almost $2 billion worldwide. The idea to continue expanding MonsterVerse came to filmmakers after the box office success of Godzilla vs. Kong, which grossed $460 million worldwide, becoming one of the most successful films since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
© Shot from the film "Godzilla vs. Kong"
The Godzilla series is not the only project that will expand the MCU.
Netflix is working with Legendary Television to develop an anime series.
Its plot largely intersects with the story presented in the movie "Kong: Skull Island": a group of people find themselves on an island inhabited by various monsters.
Among them is King Kong.
The character of Godzilla first appeared on the screen in the middle of the 20th century.
The image of a huge lizard was inspired by King Kong.
Initially, it was assumed that the new mutant at that time would be an octopus, but in the end, Toho decided to make Godzilla a cross between dinosaurs and reptiles.
The first Godzilla movie was released in Japan in November 1954.
In the picture, as a result of testing nuclear weapons, a mutant monster awakens, which has lain at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean for several centuries.
The lizard starts destroying cities and killing people.
The tape quickly gained popularity, and Godzilla acquired fans around the world.
A year later, filmmakers filmed a sequel - "Godzilla Attacks Again."
Over the past decades, more than 30 films have been released about the giant lizard, and the image of the monster has become one of the most recognizable in popular culture.
In numerous tapes, Godzilla managed to fight the giant butterfly Mothra, the pterosaur Rodan, King Kong, the gigantic shrimp Ebira and other creatures.
Godzilla also appears in video games and TV series.
One of them premiered in 1998.
The plot of the cartoon is also tied to secret military experiments that have awakened various monsters.
One of the producers was Roland Emmerich.
He also directed the feature film Godzilla, released the same year.
In 2021, the Japanese anime series Godzilla: The Singularity was released.
The plot revolves around young scientists who are able to stop Godzilla and save humanity.Keywords: