Warner Bros. recently unveiled the official trailer of the upcoming movie Kong: Skull Island during the San Diego Comic Con 2016. It features the by far biggest version of the ape, which certainly set the stage for Godzilla vs King Kong in 2020.
Last July 23 in Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center, the entertainment company released the official trailer of the Kong movie. The clip was indeed a jaw-dropping experience with a lot of great things happening. In particular, the part where a helicopter was hit by a palm tree is a clear indication that the fans are in for a treat.
However, the biggest surprise in the trailer is literally the biggest character in the movie, King Kong. According to director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, their version of the monster is going to be the largest. ?Kong was already intimidating in his previous sizes, so I can?t imagine how difficult it will be to deal with the beast when he?s 100 feet tall,? said the director.
?We?re very explicitly not telling the beauty and the beast story,? added by Vogt-Roberts in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. ?From the size of the skull [in the poster], you can tell the things on this island are much bigger than audiences are used to with traditional King lore. Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong that you?ve seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island,? the director concluded.
With that statement alone, it seems like there are a lot of big things to expect in the Kong: Skull Island movie. There is also a possibility that other monsters of enormous size will also be present in the film. But the question is, why did the creators decide to make a giant ape?
It is probably to set the stage for the upcoming 2020 movie, Godzilla vs King Kong. Back in 2014, Godzilla hit the big screens and the monster was certainly a huge one. If King Kong would remain in its original size, the showdown between the ape and the lizard is going to be a mismatch come their crossover film.
Kong: Skull Island is going to premiere on March 10, 2017. Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson are the stars of the film alongside John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thoman Mann, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell and Eugene Cordero. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.