Every studio in Hollywood is currently trying to put together some form of shared cinematic universe, but Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have one of the few in town that we actually we want to see. The studio is planning on making their giant monsters meet in future movies, and they already stated that process with Godzilla in 2014. Next up is reboot of King Kong, Kong: Skull Island, and we just got the very first trailer for the studio's next monster epic.
Warner Bros. premiered the footage at San Diego Comic-Con, which is currently taking place at the San Diego Convention Center in California. The studio decided to take a break from teasing their upcoming DC Comics superhero movies to deliver fans a first look of the latest attempt to bring King Kong to the big screen, and everything seems very promising. The last time we saw the legendary creature on screen was in Peter Jackson's 2005 remake of the classic story, but Skull Island promises something very different.
Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. are planning to pitt this new version of King Kong against the current, rebooted Godzilla, who made his debut in 2014. This was by far the largest version of the monster we had ever seen on screen, so there were reasonable questions as to who King Kong could possibly compete. Well, the studio answered that question recently with a set photo showing a skull that teases the largest version of Kong that we have ever seen. This trailer only further cements that Kong should be a formidable opponent when he and Godzilla square off in 2019.
Kong: Skull Island, stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers), Brie Larson (Room), Samuel L. Jackson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane) as well as Straight Outta Compton co-stars Jason Mitchell and Corey Antonio Hawkins. The movie is being Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) and written by John Gatins (Flight) and Max Borenstein(Godzilla). Thomas Tull (Godzilla, The Dark Knight, Pacific Rim) and Jon Jashni (Godzilla, Warcraft) will produce with Alex Garcia (Godzilla) executive producing. The movie will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D by Universal Pictures.
Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts promised by far the biggest Kong we have ever seen, and it looks like he has delivered that to us. We can't wait to see Kong and Godzilla share the screen again, but Kong: Skull Island looks like it is going to be really awesome in its own right. The movie is set for a March 10, 2017 release. Be sure to watch the Kong: Skull Island trailer for yourself below.