WandaVision’s Matthew Shakman to Direct Godzilla and Titans Series
Apple TV+ has announced that WandaVision‘s Matthew Shakman will helm the upcoming live-action Godzilla series. Shakman will direct the first two episodes of the series and will also serve as executive producer. The series will fall into Legendary Pictures‘ MonsterVerse which so far includes Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and Godzilla vs. Kong. The series will focus on the “thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that leveled San Francisco and the shocking new reality that monsters are real, the untitled Monsterverse series will explore one family’s journey to uncover its buried secrets and a legacy linking them to the secret organization known as Monarch.”
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A live-action Godzilla TV series has been announced and it’s headed to Apple TV+. The series is set to be helmed by Matt Fraction and Chris Black and will be set in the current Legendary Pictures monster universe. The series will take place after the events of Godzilla vs. Kong and will put the spotlight on a family that has a secret connection to a shadowy organization known as Monarch that has been working behind the scenes throughout the trilogy of Godzilla films.
The synopsis reads:
“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 secrets and a legacy linking them to the secret organization known as Monarch.”
Black will be the showrunner on the new series while also serving as executive producer alongside Fraction with Legendary Television. Toho’s Hiro Matsuoka and Takemasa Arita will also executive produce, representing the owners of the Godzilla brand. The series does not currently have an official title or release date and is still in the early stages of development, but with a powerhouse of a streamer like Apple TV+, count on Godzilla surfacing sooner rather than later.
Source: Apple TV+