Like father, like son: Kurt and Wyatt Russell will be joining the cast of Apple and Legendary’s live-action series about Godzilla and the Titans.
Though their roles have not yet been announced, the dad-son duo will be joining Kiersey Clemons, Elisa Lasowski, Anna Sawai,Joe Tippett, and Ren Watabe in the Monsterverse in an epic journey of a family with ties to Monarch, a secret organization that is at the epicenter of much mayhem. The upcoming show takes place in the aftermath of the battle between Godzilla and the Titans that decimated San Francisco.
Kurt, the father, comes to the series with a long list of film credits that include Escape from New York, Escape from LA, Backdraft, Big Trouble in Little China, and The Thing. He also appeared in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and in Quentin Tarantino flicks: Death Proof and The Hateful Eight.
Son Wyatt starred in the AMC series Lodge 49 as well as The Good Lord Bird and Under the Banner of Heaven. Other credits include MCU’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. He has also had starring roles in Everybody Wants Some, 22 Jump Street, and Overlord.
The Godzilla/Titans series was co-created by executive producers Chris Black and Matt Fraction. Black has been a writer for Star Trek: Enterprise and Outcast. Fraction has written comics like Hawkeye, The Defenders, and Sex Criminals. Black will also serve as the project’s showrunner.In an exclusive scoop, Variety reported that WandaVision director Matt Shakman will be directing the first two episodes. Executive producers for the project also include Safehouse Pictures’ Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell as well as Hiro Matsuoka and Takemasa Arita for Toho Co., Ltd., which owns the Godzilla character.
Released in 2021, Godzilla vs. Kong earned $467 in box-office receipts worldwide. Other films in the series include Godzilla (2014), Skull Island (2017), and King of Monsters (2019).