Legendary and Apple TV+ have partnered to distribute the upcoming Monsterverse TV series and as exciting as the news is and as happy as fans are to see the Monsterverse continue, many are unhappy with Legendary's decision to distribute through Apple's streaming service. The main complaint is that Legendary are going to make fans have to subscribe to yet another streaming service to binge the new series - a streaming service which is vastly less popular and offers much less content of interest beyond the upcoming Monsterverse series, compared to competing networks.
Many would have assumed the series would find a home on HBO Max, since that's where they and Warner Brothers chose to release Godzilla vs. Kong, but given the issues that arose between Warner Brothers and Legendary during that time, it's obvious why Legendary would choose to take their show elsewhere. What many would not expect was that the show would be picked up by Apple TV+ instead of more popular streaming networks like Netflix or Amazon Prime. In today's climate, more and more streaming networks continue to crop up, fueled by the desire by studios to monopolize on their own intellectual properties rather than license them out to third party distributors. This is great for the studio but ultimately ends up costing the consumer more if they wish to access content from a variety of competing studios. It's clear Apple TV+ are trying to up their game and establish more popular IPs for their lineup but fans aren't eager to subscribe just yet. Below are some comments fans made across Twitter in response to the news:
Online streaming continues to go the way of cable TV and soon, we can expect to be paying hundreds per month to access the content we want. It's a far way off from what was once a revolutionary idea to amalgamate content onto a select few platforms.
Regardless, this is the deal that was struck and fans will have no choice (legally) but to subscribe to Apple TV+ in order to watch the Monsterverse TV series. Whether or not Legendary plan to expand distribution rights to other networks have yet to be decided, but we suspect that is highly unlikely.
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This article was written By Chris and published on 2022-01-27 13:38:27
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Godzilla vs. Kong was the sequel to Michael Dougherty's Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters and was the fourth and final installment in the Monsterverse movie quadrilogy. Now, the Monsterverse takes a new direction - into TV! On January 20th, 2022 Legendary announced a new live-action Godzilla Monsterverse TV Series which will stream on Apple TV Plus network! Be sure to check Godzilla-Movies often for the latest news and info on the Monsterverse TV Series and all things Toho Godzilla as well!
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