A new clip has just been released for the upcoming Kong: Skull Island, showing an exciting glimpse of the ape in action. In what could be seen as an attempt to help Tom Hiddleston and his human comrades, Kong attacks a creepy Skull Crawler in a desperate fight to the death.
The scene may be less than 30 seconds long, but it definitely gives a good example of Kong's badass abilities in battle— as well as the terrifying creatures who share his island. Check it out for yourself:
As epic as that fight looks, it also raises some concerning questions— the most important being, is Kong too small to take on Godzilla?
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A Fair Fight?
While Kong may be a worthy adversary for an equal-sized Skull Crawler, he's no match for another intimidating figure— Godzilla.
Kong and Godzilla both exist within the same MonsterVerse, and are set to fight it out in the 2020 Godzilla vs. Kong. In fact, there's even rumors that Godzilla will make a sneaky cameo in #KongSkullIsland— perhaps even after the credits.
If you've seen the 2014 #Godzilla, then you'll be more than familiar with just how massive that reptilian is. He easily towers over the tall buildings of San Francisco, and even military fire struggles to take him out.
Given his reputation as the "King of Monsters", how could Kong ever hope to battle such a beast? Sure, Skull Island is set about 30 years before Godzilla, meaning Kong may actually be taking on a much younger and thus smaller Godzilla. But what chance would he stand against the fully-grown reptile?
It's Not All About Size
It's difficult to imagine how a face-off between Kong and Godzilla could ever be considered an equal match. Surely the great Godzilla could easily crush the gorilla under his monstrous foot?
Fortunately, there's more to it than just size alone— and Kong's epic rock-wielding abilities from the above clip explains why.
In Peter Jackson's 2005 King Kong, a similar-sized gorilla took out two Tyrannosaurus Rex using both sheer strength and speed. His movements were far more agile than that of his dinosaur foes, allowing him to gain the upper-hand.
Of course, Godzilla is a much bigger reptile; however, as we saw in the 2014 film, he's also pretty slow. Kong might just be able to outsmart and outmaneuver the giant lizard, determining his weak spots and maybe even delivering that signature jaw crunch.
There's More Than One Kong
As agile as Kong might be, there's another theory that makes a lot more sense. There's a certain shot in the trailer that stands out from the rest. At one point, the camera pans up to show a massive, bloodied handprint on a cliff face; a handprint that's far too big to have come from the gorilla shown in the recently released clip.
Does this mean there's another Kong on the island? An ape large enough to match Godzilla? Dare I say it- a King Kong?
What are your theories on Kong's size?