Kurt Russell and his son Wyatt Russell will be working together after being cast in Legendary’s Monsterverse Apple TV+ Godzilla series. While the pair have both worked in the Marvel Cinematic Universe on separate projects, the new Godzilla and the Titans series will see them appearing on screen together in what will be Kurt Russell’s first TV appearance in around 45 years. Wyatt Russell recently appeared in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and is currently starring alongside Andrew Garfield in Under the Banner of Heaven.
So far, there have been very few details released about the series, but the Apple description of the series “the new human family at the center of this show will have deep, mysterious connections to Monarch, the mysterious organization that’d been studying Godzilla and the Titans while also working to hide the creatures’ existences from the general public.” It has not yet been revealed exactly where in the Monsterverse the series will fit, but it is thought to take place sometime between 2014’s Godzilla and 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters and will feature both the gargantuan lizard and a number of Titans. Along with the Russells, the series also stars Anna Sawai, Ren Watabe, Kiersey Clemons, Joe Tippett and Elisa Lasowski.
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Godzilla vs. Kong was a monster hit on HBO Max last year in all senses of the word, and while a sequel is already in the works, the announcement of the Apple TV+ series came as a surprise when it was revealed last year. However, there is currently no idea of when the show will go into production or when it will debut on the streaming platform.
Godzilla & The Titans Will Likely Arrive Before Godzilla Vs. Kong 2
Like a number of other “universe” projects, the first movies of the Monsterverse didn’t fare too well with critics, and following a lukewarm response to Godzilla: King of the Monsters, a lot was resting on the beastly shoulders of Godzilla Vs. Kong. Thankfully, the long, drawn-out human stories took a backseat, and Legendary and Warner Bros. delivered what fans wanted: a giant lizard and a giant ape knocking seven bells out of each other as much as possible.
Casting is also currently underway on the Godzilla Vs. Kong sequel, with Adam Wingard reported to be returning to helm the movie and Beauty and the Beast star Dan Stevens signed on to star in the film. Although, like the series, there have not been a lot of official details revealed about where the next movie will go, but it has been suggested that it could feature the son of Kong, and could see the giant ape settling down to make a family in the Hollow Earth until his peaceful life is disturbed again.
Of course, both the movie and the series are still some time off, and more details will filter through over time. While the studios involved will certainly want to capitalize on the recent success of Godzilla Vs. Kong, rushing in has not worked out well for Warner Bros. in the past, so perhaps a couple of years’ wait wouldn’t be a bad thing.