Last week, just days after the full Comic-Con schedule was announced, Warner Bros. revealed that they will be showcasing highly-anticipated movies like Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Kong: Skull Island, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The LEGO Batman Movie and King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword during their Hall H presentation. It is expected that new trailers for all of these movies will be showcased during the panel, which will take place Saturday, July 23 at 11:30 AM, moderated by Conan O'Brien. While we impatiently await this massive panel, the studio has released new motion posters for Kong: Skull Island, teasing that Kong will arrive in just a few short days.
While we still haven't seen King Kong himself yet, new photos debuted last week, featuring stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and John Goodman exploring a massive bone yard on the island, with an ape skull dwarfing the cast, which we get another look at through these motion posters that debuted on Twitter. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts teased that this will be the biggest King Kong ever seen on the big screen, at over 100 feet tall. He also confirmed that the story takes place in the 1970s, while revealing how this iconic island was discovered.
At the beginning of the 1970s, NASA launched a satellite program known as LANDSAT, where satellites would map out the entire world from space. When this unknown island is discovered through LANDSAT, an expedition is formed, including Tom Hiddleston's character, a former SAS tracker and Brie Larson's character, a war photographer. They are part of a diverse team of explorers 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.
There had been rumors 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 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.
Kong: Skull Island also features an international ensemble cast including Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham and Eugene Cordero. Jordan Vogt-Roberts directs the film from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy and Derek Connolly. Kong: Skull Island will be released worldwide in 2D, 3D in select theatres, and IMAX March 10, 2017. This movie will also set up Godzilla vs. King Kong, which has been set for release on May 29, 2020. While we wait for the Comic-Con panel on Saturday, take a look at these motion posters for Kong: Skull Island below.