This week Deadline reported that Kurt Russell and his son Wyatt Russell will both appear in the untitled Apple TV+ Monsterverse series about Godzilla, which happens to be live-action. There’s no word on who the two actors will portray. They join a cast that also includes Kiersey Clemons, Elisa Lasowski, Anna Sawai, Joe Tippett and Ren Watabe. While potential viewers will no doubt be excited to see this father-son duo on the small screen (not to mention the older Russell embracing a rare television role), MCU fans will be intrigued to learn that, according to Deadline, “WandaVision “Director Matt Shakman will direct the first two episodes of the MonsterVerse series.
Speaking of the MCU, fans will know Russell best as Ego the Living Planet, father of Peter “Starlord” Quill (Chris Pratt). Ego first appears in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Wyatt plays John Walker in the Disney+ series Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The younger Russell also appeared in Hulu’s Under the Banner of Heaven earlier this year as real-life hitman Dan Lafferty, while his father most recently appeared in 2021’s F9: The Fast Saga, reprising his role as Mr. Nobody.
This untitled Godzilla project will mark the first time the Russells have shared the small screen on a larger scale, despite acting together. Wyatt previously played supporting roles in Escape from LA (his very first IMDb credit) and Soldier, two films with his father.