MonsterVerse Recap: What is Monarch?

Get to know the shadowy organization behind Apple TV+’s latest MonsterVerse series and where it’s appeared before.

Episode 1. Mari Yamamoto, Wyatt Russell and Anders Holm in "Monarch: Legacy of Monsters," premiering November 17, 2023 on Apple TV+.
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This article contains spoilers for Legendary’s “MonsterVerse” films.

Apple+‘s newest blockbuster series, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, has now arrived to flesh out the larger than life “MonsterVerse.” Legacy Pictures has been building this shared universe filled with infamous kaiju ever since the reboot of Godzilla in 2014, and since, has given us all the classic monsters including Ghidora, Mothra, Rodan and of course, Kong. 

Legacy of Monsters helps fill the little gaps in the periphery of the story, fleshing out the humans who choose to find, study, and often protect these massive creatures. At the center of it all has always been the imposing consortium known as “Monarch.” With all the giant-sized kaiju-chaos that can often be the most memorable moments of these monster movies, it’s understandable if Monarch shrinks in the presence of the true stars of the show. Not to worry, though, because we’re about to recap everything we know about the shadowy organization, and its place in the MonsterVerse. 

What is Monarch? 

One of the most interesting aspects of Monarch: Legacy of Monsters is that audiences quickly get a glimpse into the grassroots inception of the massive organization that has been a mainstay in the MonsterVerse mythology. 


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