Among recent news, Apple TV has secured the exclusive rights to broadcast live-action films from the legendary Monsterverse.
That means Apple Tv/ Apple Tv+ users can not get exclusive rights to have the first peek at any new Godzilla movie that will ever release.
But, what else awaits under this new agreement.
Well, Let’s find out.
The Big News:
In a significant deal that expands the Legendary Monsterverse, Apple TV+ has requested a brand new live-action series with Godzilla as well as the Titans.
After the epic fight of Godzilla with the Titans that destroyed San Francisco and the shocking fact that monsters have become real.
The series that is not yet named examines the journey of a family to discover its hidden secrets and the legacy that binds them to the secret group called Monarch.
Some insights about Legendary's Monsterverse
The show will be produced by Legendary Television and executive produced by co-creator Chris Black—who is also the showrunner—as well as Matt Fraction. Alongside Safehouse Pictures' Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell and Toho Co., Ltd., Hiro Matsuoka, Takemasa Arita, and Hiro will be executive producers for Toho.
Discussions on expanding the universe through the creation of a series started after Godzilla V. Kong became one of the first significant box-office successes in the pandemic era. Legendary is currently working on the next film that is untitled within the Monsterverse.
However, they saw the potential of the creation of a series and began discussing buyers who were interested in it. As a result, Apple was the first to show interest in its plans to add a brand new IP to its list of original TV series, which is growing. An agreement was signed to begin the development of the show.
Monsterverse films have earned more than two billion dollars at the worldwide box office, and are expanding by introducing a new anime series called Skull Island. The series will be available worldwide through Apple TV+.
Alongside an ever-growing selection of epic, world-building dramas, including the upcoming Wool, which is based on Hugh Howey's New York Times best-selling trilogy of the same name, Foundation, based on the books written by Isaac Asimov and created by David S. Goyer; Invasion.
A brand new sci-fi drama from Simon Kinberg and David Weil; and the post-apocalyptic drama series See, which stars Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, and Alfre Woodard.
More information about the series
"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 one family's journey to uncover its buried/hidden secrets and a legacy connecting them to a confidential organization known as Monarch, "says Apple.
It's unclear whether the characters of Ken Watanabe or Sally Hawkins, who played Monarch characters in "Godzilla," will reprise their roles for the series.
You may recall that the studio once offered "Godzilla vs. Kong" to Netflix during the effect of the pandemic on the shut down of theatres but was later blocked from the channel by WarnerMedia.
It later became part of their day-and-date release plans in 2021. It was one of the theatrical productions scheduled to be released on HBO Max simultaneously.
The new series isn't the sole major TV project that's based on Legendary's movie properties that are in production. Legendary is in talks in conjunction with HBO Max to bring the "Dune" spinoff series to life through "Dune: The Sisterhood," from showrunner Scott Z. Burns.
Individuals such as Adam Wingard ("Godzilla vs. Kong") or Jordan Vogt-Roberts ("Kong: Skull Island") may get involved in a fresh Monsterverse series in the coming future.
Wingard is contracted to be the director of an upcoming feature by the studio, which is believed to be a "Son of Kong" film.
This boon to Apple TV+ is not necessarily the most beneficial thing for those who love the Monsterverse since it's a streaming service.
Legendary's feature films are available to be shown on HBO Max, this latest Monarch-focused show is on Apple TV+, and a similar "Skull Island" Monsterverse animated show is being developed on Netflix, which could be a testament to the notion that Legendary is fine despite the brand's fragmentation if the companies who pay to license the content are coughing up the correct amount of cash.