We don't have long to wait before the Eighth Wonder Of The World #KingKong returns to the big screen in the Warner Bros. reboot Kong: Skull Island. The film is undoubtedly one of the most highly-anticipated offerings from 2017, and if you have seen any of the footage, then you will know why.
But as the date rolls closer, we have been gifted with four brand new TV spots, all of which feature some amazing new footage — as well as a reference to another veteran movie monster. Check them out below!
Welcome To Kong's World, Godzilla
One of the brand new spots feature John Goodman's character — William "Bill" Randa — informing us how Skull Island is notorious due to the amount of ships or planes that have gone missing around it. However, he then informs us that the nuclear tests that took place in 1954 actually were not tests but that "they were trying to kill something".
If you saw the 2014 #Godzilla, then you'll remember that the film's opening sequence revolves around Project Monarch in which Godzilla himself is lured out to an island and blasted with a nuclear bomb. These events took place in 1954.
Furthermore, the explosion featured in the Kong: Skull Island #TV spot is the exact same grey video footage featured in Godzilla, with the exception of the Monarch logo. Speaking of which, the Monarch logo is present in both the Kong: Skull Island trailer and the Godzilla intro.
Thus, Randa's comments can only mean one thing — the "something" they were trying to kill in 1954 was Godzilla. And we officially have our first link between the two movie monsters in the franchise. Of course, we know these two will eventually come face to face in 2020's #GodzillaVsKong, but it's still awesome to see a Godzilla Easter Egg so early in the franchise. It will surely increase the anticipation for their upcoming clash, which is something that many of us can't wait to see. Kong may be King, but Godzilla is a God — and now we have the first official proof that they both exist in the same universe.
Man Is King
One thing that seems clear from all of the new TV spots is that Samuel L. Jackson's character — Packard — seems to hate the idea of Kong being King of Skull Island. In fact, he roars at his crew that "man is king" and vows to "bring that ape down". Now under normal circumstances, I would say that we shouldn't bet against Samuel L. Jackson, but in this case, I'm not sure he should be angering a colossal ape.
However, as the next TV spot reveals, it looks like he's on his own as the film's protagonists — Tom Hiddleston's Captain James Conrad and Brie Larson's Weaver — set out on their own mission — saving Kong.
Can these two be the heroes Skull Island so desperately needs to save it's King from Samuel L. Jackson's fury? From the sea of fire that explodes around them and the long-glares — it looks like we're in for one hell of a battle between the two forces of nature.
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Kong Battles The Monsters Of Skull Island
Kong may be king — but as we found out in the previous trailer — Skull Island is swarming with monsters. And as all of the TV spots reveal, we see Kong getting up close and personal with more than a few of them.
As all of the above TV spots highlight, Kong gets physical with the Skullcrawlers and engages in a pretty violent battle with one of them. This is very exciting as the Skullcrawlers dominated much of the previous trailer, so it will be interesting to see how they fare against the king of the island. Moreover, the new spots have highlighted just how terrifying they really are because it turns out that they have incredibly long tongues which they can use to snatch their prey with — like I said, terrifying. Could Kong be coming to someone's aid or did the two gigantic creatures just happen to cross each other's paths at the wrong time?
I must say that from the brief clips of the battle, it looks like this could be another epic fight scene in Kong's film history as it is eerily reminiscent of the battle between Kong and the V-Rexes in Peter Jackson's 2005 remake of King Kong.
Furthermore, we also see Kong being pulled into the water by what looks like giant octopus legs. It seems like Skull Island has a lot more ancient monsters on it than we originally imagined as we also see Hiddleston and company battling flying pterosaur-like creatures.
The TV spots not only reintroduce us to the Skullcrawlers, they also show us new clips of the giant spider creature which is certain to make you cry out with #horror.
Beauty & The Beast
While Samuel L. Jackson is busy trying to kill Kong, it looks like Brie Larson's character Weaver is in awe of him. One of the TV spots show us a brief clip of a special moment shared between the two, as she remarks "look at that" and gently strokes the beast's fur.
Additionally, it seems that she and Hiddleston's character conclude that they must save Kong from Packard's assault. And as a tearful Weaver remarks "we don't belong here.", we have to wonder if they are successful.
Furthermore, it seems that her awe of Kong just might be reciprocated as we also observe Kong saving her life as he fishes her from the water. Not only does this scene highlight how large this new Kong really is, it suggests that Kong's history with female leads may continue in Skull Island.
With the release of Kong: Skull Island almost upon us, these four new TV spots have succeeded in making us even more excited. Now that we know more about the plot — Packard's vendetta against Kong, Conrad and Weaver's plan to save him and their collective battle against the monsters of the island — it's safe to say that Skull Island is really shaping up to be one hell of an epic adventure. Between the awesome fight scenes and the reference to Godzilla, there are plenty of reasons to be excited for King Kong's return to the big screen!
Get reacquainted with the Skull Island trailer below:
Kong: Skull Island hits theaters on March 10, 2017.
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