Perhaps the most exciting part of the “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” trailer comes at the end when Russell’s Shaw says, “If you wanna save millions of lives, we could use some help.” Cut to a group of people standing on some ground that begins to split beneath them as dark shadows ripple through the water off the shore nearby. That’s right, folks, we get a big Godzilla shot. The fact that the trailer positions the famous kaiju as an ally to the cause of this mystery-solving group is pretty great, as I think the poor guy’s gotten a bad reputation over the years despite the fact that he never asked to become a giant world-killing monster. The Godzilla reveal is as great as expected, with the camera zooming up the rocky spine of the creature before he shakes off some dust and lets out a monstrous roar.
“Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” was co-developed and executive produced by Chris Black and Matt Fraction (yes, comic book writer Matt Fraction), with “Fargo” and “Game of Thrones” filmmaker Matt Shakman having directed the first two episodes and executive produced. The series will be a continuation of Legendary’s ongoing MonsterVerse. You can read /Film’s full review of the show here and watch it when it premieres on Apple TV+ on November 17, 2023.