I know it's a popular idea with some in this community, but I just don't see it. Legendary's never dabbled with television to the best of my knowledge, and to do the special effects justice would require a budget on like a Game of Thrones level, and that ain't bloody likely. At best you can hope for would be a CW DC superhero show level special effects like say The Flash, say any King Shark or Gorilla Grodd episode, at the end of probably a four episode arc for the Loch Ness Monster where you go all Jaws with it and play hide the Nessie for the bulk of the series. Kind of like that one I think made for tv movie from the 90s with the dude from Cheers (Ted Danson?). Which would get real old real fast if they went for more monsters. Face it, CGI might be cheaper and better tv-wise than it was in the past, but it still ain't on the level to give us a real good giant monster of the week series like you want. Best you could hope for is another Godzilla or Kong cartoon.Added in 4 minutes 58 seconds:
KingKaiju wrote:I've recently heard Michael Dougherty mention having ideas for television for The Monsterverse, citing things like a "Planet Earth" style docuseries, and it got me thinking about how potentially cool a TV show would be.
I will say I *could* see a two-to-four episode "docuseries" ala Walking With Dinosaurs, only you know, with fictional giant monsters instead.
But definitely in no possible universe anything ever approaching 10 episodes. Think much smaller. Much, much smaller.Added in 10 minutes 45 seconds:
KingKaiju wrote:I loved all the new monsters we've seen so far, and I'd love to see where they can go with this. Problem would be, it would be quite expensive to produce. But the way I see it, you don't need a new kaiju every episode. Focus on one for ever 2-3 episodes.
The Flash does like one Gorilla Grodd episode per 20-something episode season. I assume making creature effect every couple or few episodes is more expensive than we want to admit. Be less ambitious!Added in 5 minutes 13 seconds:
KingKaiju wrote:If we find that MAYBE movies aren't the way to go, I'd love to see them give it a shot on TV. Maybe not a network Television show, but something like Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu, where you can get a little more cinematic.
If they decide that films aren't the way to go with that Monsterverse, they're not going to continue the Monsterverse, period. No movies, no nothing. They're not going to make a show on a failed film universe. No way. The only way we get any kind of show, is if the movies do well enough to justify expanding it further. But them deciding movies aren't the way to go means them deciding this whole Monsterverse isn't the way to go and that'd be the end of the whole thing.Added in 16 minutes 43 seconds:
ManuJM1997 wrote:A cartoon I feel would be the best way
Not only could create new fans (kids dig giant monsters much more than adults, a lot of us started as kids after all) but would give a big budget for the fights, and plenty of exposure.
And sinc IIRC Warner owns CN, we've already got a big name that could air such show
No. Cartoon Network isn't a place for action cartoons. Beware the Batman, Green Lantern the Animated Series, Young Justice, Megas XLR, Thundercats (2011), Sym-Bionic Titan, etc. All killed off because they didn't match the kind of programming the CN numbskulls want. Godzilla will not find success on that channel. Better hope for a WB streaming service.