Skull Island Has the Biggest King Kong of All-Time Says Director
Back in April, fans got their first look at Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Kong: Skull Island at the MTV Movie Awards, but we still haven't seen the first full trailer yet. Warner Bros. revealed some new footage during the CineEurope convention today, although that footage is not available online quite yet. While we'll have to wait for our next sneak peek at the movie itself, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts dropped a surprising revelation that should get fans excited.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the footage shown to the CineEurope included scenes with stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly in action. It isn't known if this footage will be made available online anytime soon. But Jordan Vogt-Roberts teased that fans will be treated to the biggest version of King Kong ever seen on the big screen. Here's what the director had to say.
"This is going to be the biggest Kong there's ever been. Not 10 foot or 30 foot, but a 100-foot ape."
Last month, rumors surfaced that Toby Kebbell, who has been winning rave reviews for his motion capture work in both Warcraft and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, is actually playing King Kong himself in Skull Island, but that isn't exactly true. While the actor did provide certain facial references for King Kong, Terry Notary, an actor, stunt coordinator, and motion capture expert who worked with Kebbell on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, is actually playing King Kong. Hopefully we'll get our first look at this massive creature quite soon.
It was confirmed in Septmeber that Kong: Skull Island will actually help set up an even bigger movie that brings two franchise heavyweights together in Godzilla Vs Kong. Warner Bros. recently set a May 29, 2020 release date for this highly-anticipated movie, with Godzilla 2 set to hit theaters on March 22, 2019. Very little is known about Godzilla vs Kong at this point, or if any of the Kong: Skull Island cast members such as Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Tian Jing, Corey Antonio Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, John C. Reilly or Shea Whigham will come aboard for this project.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts is directing Kong: Skull Island from a script by John Gatins (Real Steel). It isn't known if the filmmaker will collaborate on Godzilla vs. King Kong, or if Warner Bros. plans on bringing new directors in. The studio is currently looking for a new director for Godzilla 2, after Gareth Edwards recently backed out. Stay tuned for more on Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla vs King Kong as soon as more details come in.