Kurt Russell, John Goodman and Godzilla team up in first trailer for Monarch: Legacy of Monsters


Ready for a big prestige TV show about giant monsters? The gang’s all here: Young Kurt Russell, Old Kurt Russell, Young John Goodman, Old John Goodman, and of course Godzilla. It’s Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, and it’s coming to Apple TV+ later this year.

In Godzilla lore, Monarch is the name of a scientific organization dedicated to the study of Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, King Ghidorah, and other monsters who emerge from the depths of time to trample the great cities of the world to dust every now and again. It looks like this show will explore the origins of that organization. Take a look at the teaser trailer below:

Monarch will flit back and forth between different timelines. In the present, we’ll follow Lee Shaw, played by Kurt Russell. We’ll also see Lee as a young man in the 1950s, played by Kurt Russell’s son Wyatt Russell. I mean, there’s no better way to guarantee a likeness.

Kury Russell and his son Wyatt Russell will play different versions of the same character in Kong: Skull Island

Meanwhile, John Goodman will return as Monarch officer William Randa, a role he played in Kong: Skull Island. I guess Goodman doesn’t have an age-appropriate son who’s into actor, because the younger version of his character will be played by Workaholics alum Anders Holm.

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters also Anne Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Mari Yamamoto, Joe Tippett, and Elisa Lasowski. And Godzilla, of course.

This looks like this will be the biggest show Apple TV+ has yet attempted. Will it be enough to get people to subscribe en masse? We’ll see when Monarch: Legacy of Monsters premieres on November 17.

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