Showrunner for Legendary and Apple TV's upcoming Godzilla Monsterverse TV series Matt Shakman has confirmed that the show will feature plenty of Godzilla screentime as well as introducing audiences to brand new Titans / Monsters! Not only that, but during a recent interview with Collider he also teased that the show will overlap with Adam Wingard's upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong sequel in a way!
First, when asked about budget constraintsand if the show's allocated funds would allow for adequate visual effects work to bring the titular Monsters to life, Shakman explained:
You always run out of money eventually, even if it's Harry Potter or Star Wars, Star Trek, Godzilla, you run out of money. But it's less about carrying out shots, although eventually, you have to do that, and more just about storytelling. You know, how much was Godzilla going to factor into the story, and he has a very important role to play, and how he factors into the series is a big part of it. So that was the bigger driver, and he's not the only Titan that you're gonna meet along the way. So there's, yeah, there's a VFX conversation constantly happening in that.
Following on, when asked about how the Godzilla series would fit into the established Monsterverse timelime (given that we know it takes place between Godzilla 2014 and King of the Monsters), Shakman explained that the show will have some overlap with Adam Wingard's upcoming sequel Godzilla and Kong - but not in the same way Marvel gas orchestrated its cinematic universe - we suspect the show will introduce characters, locations and a few new Monsters that will feature in the Godzilla vs. Kong sequel:
There is some overlap, though we were not heavily involved in talking about it with Adam Wingard and his team. Legendary is the studio for our show, as well as for the films, and so they sort of sit at the juncture there between the two, and they have a mythology department there which is wonderful. So they weigh in on how things might overlap, how certain creatures need to stay on one side or the other, and so there is a lot of conversation about it. But in terms of how closely the narratives overlap, it's not as involved to say, an MCU kind of Disney+ film crossover. It's less organized.
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This article was written By Chris and published on 2023-02-12 08:27:57
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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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