New Giant Monster Unleashed in Latest Kong: Skull Island Footage
Over the past few days, Warner Bros. has been releasing brief trailer previews to get fans ready for the full Kong: Skull Island trailer, which is slated to debut later today. While we wait for the trailer, the studio has debuted two final trailer previews, along with two posters that surfaced from the Twitter accounts of stars Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston. The final preview gives us our first look at a mysterious reptilian monster that is seen coming out of the sea.
This is the first we're seeing or hearing about a reptilian creature being included in Kong: Skull Island, and hopefully we'll get to see more when Warner Bros. debuts the full trailer. It's possible that this creature could be tied into Warner Bros.' Godzilla vs. King Kong, which has been set for release on May 29, 2020. There have been reports that the Skull Island script features references to Monarch, the monster-hunting agency that was featured in the 2014 blockbuster Godzilla. Characters such as Dr. Ishiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) and Vivienne Graham (Sally Hawkins) worked for Monarch in Godzilla, but it hasn't been confirmed if they will return for Godzilla vs. King Kong or not.
The second preview only showcases a pair of giant ape skeletons laying on the ground, presumably just a few of King Kong's fomer freinds turned victims. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts revealed this summer that Kong: Skull Island will feature the largest version of this King Kong ever seen on the big screen. The director teased that his King Kong will be over 100 feet tall. These posters give us a better idea of just how big this King Kong really is, with an Army helicopter being dwarfed by this massive ape as it flies by in one of the posters. It was also confirmed that the trailer will debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live with Tom Hiddleston introducing the new footage.
In the spirit of its worldwide blockbuster Godzilla, Legendary Pictures presents a bold new take on the mythos of another iconic beast with Kong: Skull Island, which stars Tom Hiddleston. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) and written by John Gatins (Flight) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla), Kong: Skull Island will fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. Legendary's story honors the foundations of existing King Kong lore, but places it in an entirely new, distinct timeline.
Kong: Skull Island also features an international ensemble cast including Oscar winner Brie Larson, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham and Eugene Cordero. Thomas Tull (Godzilla, The Dark Knight, Pacific Rim) and Jon Jashni (Godzilla, Warcraft) will produce and Alex Garcia (Godzilla) will executive produce. Take a look at the latest trailer previews and posters for Kong: Skull Island, and check back later tonight for the full trailer.