UPDATE: AppleTV+ has officially ordered a Monsterverse spinoff series centered around “the secret organization known as Monarch”, confirming FandomWire’s exclusive scoop.
Fans of Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse are eagerly anticipating the long-awaited blockbuster Godzilla vs Kong! As we wait for a first trailer, FandomWire can exclusively reveal that a Legendary is developing a MonsterVerse series revolving around the secret scientific organization, Monarch!
What Is Monarch?
Introduced in the 2014 Godzilla reboot, Monarch was founded in 1946 by American President Harry S. Truman to investigate the sinking of the U.S.S. Lawton by a giant creature, or Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism (MUTO). Monarch soon expanded into an international organization.
In 1954, it was involved in attempts to kill Godzilla and the Shinomura with hydrogen bomb detonations at Bikini Atoll. The organization’s next breakthrough came in 1973, when Monarch agents attached to a Landsat expedition discovered the incredible ecosystem of Skull Island and the ancient rivalry between its guardian, Kong, and the marauding Skullcrawlers.
The organization has played a big role throughout Legendary’s MonsterVerse so it’s no surprise that HBO Max would want to make an Agents of SHIELD-esque spin-off.
We currently don’t have any other details or any word on who will direct or produce. However, we do want to stress that this project is in the early stages of development. It’s important to stress that “In-Development” means teams connected to Warner Bros. and Legendary are prepping and writing the following projects. It does not guarantee they will all make it to air.
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