Those in attendance at the San Diego Comic-Con 2016 are in for big-time treats this year, but luckily, the internet allows all those at home to enjoy as well. The first trailer has been released for Kong: Skull Island, and it shows just how big the monster beast truly is along with the fact that he will protect his home at all costs. Unfortunately for Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson, they are finding that out the hard way.
During the Hall H panel today at Comic-Con, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures had some great information and trailers to show the crowd. One of those was the highly anticipated trailer for Kong: Skull Island, and it most certainly did not disappoint.
Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, and Samuel L. Jackson are featured heavily in the trailer which sees teams head out to Skull Island to see exactly what is going on. Upon their arrival, things go bad from the very start and only get worse as they see the beast hiding in the trees.
As reported by The Verge, things get “very dicey” for the groups as soon as they land on Skull Island, and it becomes a race to survive.
As you can see, Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson give a very impressive performance in the short trailer, and that is without either star saying a single word.
Legendary has huge plans for the King Kong franchise and this is only the beginning of their master plan for the beast. Universal Pictures is working on breathing new life into their movie-monster franchises and that includes films such as The Mummy, Frankenstein, and more.
They have a battle on their hands, though, as Legendary is working against them with the “big” movie monsters, and in time, it’s only going to get bigger. Speculation has come about that there are indeed plans for King Kong to take on Godzilla in a future film that will be a battle for the ages.
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Jordan Vogt-Roberts is directing Skull: Kong Island, and he recently told Entertainment Weekly that this version of King Kong is unlike others that have been seen in the past. This is not your traditional version of the beast and fans need to realize that.
Vogt-Roberts said that “the size of the skull” will show that this King Kong is “much bigger” than what audiences are typically used to seeing.
“Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong that you’ve seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island. Peter Jackson’s Kong was around 25 feet. The ’33 Kong ranged between 25 feet and 50 feet, I want to say he was 50-plus feet when he was on the Empire State Building. He varied in size dramatically! The ’70s Kong was somewhere between them. The thing that most interested me was, how big do you need to make [Kong], so that when someone lands on this island and doesn’t believe in the idea of myth, the idea of wonder – when we live in a world of social and civil unrest, and everything is crumbling around us, and technology and facts are taking over – how big does this creature need to be, so that when you stand on the ground and you look up at it, the only thing that can go through your mind is: ‘That’s a god.'”
Obviously, Hiddleston and his crew are in for a lot of big-time trouble when they step foot onto Skull Island, and it’s not going to be easy to get back alive.
Legendary Pictures has said in the past that they plan on honoring all of the existing foundations of the King Kong lore. On the other hand, Skull Island is going to be placed into a completely different timeline, but it will fit into the past in different ways that have not yet been revealed.
Here is the full and official synopsis for Kong: Skull Island from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures:
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Kong: Skull Island” reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific—as beautiful as it is treacherous—unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.
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Kong: Skull Island has had a lot of build-up at Universal Studios Orlando with the opening of the new attraction this summer, but it’s all in anticipation of the movie. Fans will have to wait until March 10 to see it in theaters, but this trailer is only a small taste of the damage that is to come from the huge monster. King Kong has had many enemies in the past, but now, he will face off against Tom Hiddleston, and it’s not looking good for anyone in his path.
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