The three-minute opening scene from Apple TV+'s Monarch: Legacy of Monsters has been released online ahead of the MonsterVerse spin-off's premiere on November 17.
The exciting sequence features the return of John Goodman as Bill Randa, as he narrowly escapes being devoured by a giant spider-like Titan known as a Mother Longlegs. Of course, if you've seen Kong: Skull Island, you'll know that ol' Bill isn't quite so lucky later on when he runs into a juvenile Skull-Crawler!
A younger take on Randa (Anders Holm) will play a prominent role in the series, as he's involved with discovering the existence of the Titans and the formation of Monarch. He'll be joined by Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell (who play the same character across two different timelines), Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Mari Yamamoto, and Ren Watabe. Joe Tippett, and Elisa Lasowski also star.
In addition, we have some new promo images for the series, and they give us another look at Godzilla, along with the Mother Longlegs, Mantleclaw, and the Endoswarmers, who show up in the first episode. Other Titans do also appear, but we don't want to ruin the surprise!
Check out the clip and stills at the links below.
Legacy of Monsters is set after the events of 2014's Godzilla reboot, as San Francisco struggles to rebuild in the wake of the Titan's epic battle against the MUTOs. According to an updated synopsis from TV guide, the story "will focus on Cate, who survives the San Francisco showdown and travels to Japan to find her missing father. It is there she learns of a shocking betrayal, and Cate must team up with her half-brother and an American hacker to discover her family's ties with the mysterious organization known as Monarch."
Chris Black (Severance) and Matt Fraction (Hawkeye) developed the project, and the first two episodes were helmed by WandaVision and Fantastic Four director Matt Shakman.
"Following the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that leveled San Francisco and the shocking revelation that monsters are real," reads the synopsis for the 10-episode series, "Monarch: Legacy of Monsters tracks two siblings following in their father’s footsteps to uncover their family’s connection to the secretive organization known as Monarch." "Clues lead them into the world of monsters and ultimately down the rabbit hole to Army officer Lee Shaw (played by Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell), taking place in the 1950s and half a century later where Monarch is threatened by what Shaw knows. The dramatic saga - spanning three generations - reveals buried secrets and the ways that epic, earth-shattering events can reverberate through our lives."