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'Godzilla was here': Vancouver film set transforms area to look like monster battleground

Watch a video of the transformed Vancouver area.
An Apple TV+ series called Godzilla and the Titans filmed a scene in Vancouver's Chinatown recently.

A Vancouver film set transformed a historic alley in Chinatown to look like the aftermath of a battle involving an iconic movie monster. 

Godzilla and the Titans, a new Apple TV+ series produced by Matt Shakman, is currently filming in the city and leverages the success of Legendary Entertainment's other Monsterverse offerings, such as the hugely popular 2021 movie Godzilla vs. Kong.

The series will follow the aftermath of Godzilla's battle with the Titans that levelled San Francisco and "explore one family’s journey to uncover its buried secrets and a legacy linking them to the secret organization known as Monarch," according to Deadline.

Production company EP Hydronaut Canada Inc stated in a resident notification letter that filming took place for the show from 7 a.m. on Oct. 6 and overnight until 7 a.m. on Oct. 7. The film crew arrived several days prior to filming to prepare for the set and returned it to its original condition over Thanksgiving long weekend.

The scenes included exterior dialogue and Shanghai Alley was open to local traffic only. 

Claudia Golpz shared a video of the film set that shows some destruction, presumably from a clash between Godzilla and another monster or one of its adversaries in the new series. A wall has been destroyed in the alley and debris is scattered everywhere. 

Another Vancouver local shared an image from the film set, which shows some beat-up cars and the dust that settled following the battle. 

More offerings from the Monsterverse: Godzilla vs. Kong reboot slated for 2023 release 

Fans of the Monsterverse series who want to see the iconic duo -- Godzilla and Kong -- battle again will need to wait a couple of years.

An official Godzilla vs. Kong reboot is slated for release on March 15, 2024.

Godzilla vs. Kong filmmaker Adam Wingard will direct the upcoming feature, according to Deadline. The first installment grossed a jaw-dropping $470 million around the world.