All hail the King! That's the exclamation made in the latest sneak peek at Kong: Skull Island. New footage has been unveiled on the official Kong Twiter. It doesn't give us a new look at the big ape. But it does promise that an all-new trailer will arrive in just four days.
In Kong: Skull Island, explorers (Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson) encounter a monstrous ape after traveling to an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. The movie takes place in the 1970s. It also stars John Goodman, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham and Toby Kebbell. The new Twitter post simply reads this.
"The calm before the storm. #kongskullisland"
Last week, Entertainment Weekly surprised everyone by revealing a first full look at King Kong. And it was met with mixed reviews. The first teaser trailer only hinted at the big ape's presence. Now that he's fully out in the open, many suspect that we'll get to see him swinging at helicopters and crushing on Brie Larson in this next footage. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts talked extensively about King Kong and his outward appearance during the big reveal last week. This isn't the ape we remember from the 1933 original, nor the 1976 remake. And the filmmaker would rather you forget Peter Jackson's more recent update altogether. He says this.
"With Kong, there's been obviously so many different versions of him in the past and ours needed to feel unique to our film. I had a mandate that I wanted a kid to be able to doodle him on the back of a piece of homework and for his shapes to be simple and hopefully iconic enough that, like, a third grader could draw that shape and you would know what it is. A big part of our Kong was I wanted to make something that gave the impression that he was a lonely God, he was a morose figure, lumbering around this island. We sort of went back to the 1933 version in the sense that he's a bipedal creature that walks in an upright position, as opposed to the anthropomorphic, anatomically correct silverback gorilla that walks on all fours. Our Kong was intended to say, like, this isn't just a big gorilla or a big monkey. This is something that is its own species. It has its own set of rules, so we can do what we want and we really wanted to pay homage to what came before...and yet do something completely different."
King Kong will live again on screens this spring when Skull Island hits theaters everywhere in March. The movie will help set up a much bigger mythology for this raging beast. He will next be seen fighting one of the other great giant monsters of the silver screen when Godzilla Vs Kong hits theaters in 2020. But that's a few years off. For now, get excited for the upcoming trailer with this cool sneak peek.