Something BIG has arrived on the internet and has to be seen to be believed, Kong the Eighth Wonder of the World is reprising his role as the famous titular monster in next year's #KongSkullIsland. Move over Godzilla, this is the true King of the Monsters! Feast your eyes on the second official trailer for Kong: Skull Island, which #TomHiddleston debuted on Jimmy Kimmel, below:
I think they're gonna need a bigger boat. And guns. And...everything.
Kong: Skull Island is the latest installment for one of the most popular movie monsters of all time. The film appears to primarily take place on Skull Island, an island that features different beasts including dinosaurs, large insects, and other creatures. The first trailer gave us a great tease to the largest Kong yet. Now we get to see him up close and personal and he doesn’t look pleased to see these explorers on his home turf.
Entertainment Weekly has brought us our latest look at Kong, but this trailer ultimately gives us the full reveal we have all wanted. The humans are clearly at a disadvantage as it will take more than a few guns and helicopters to take this giant ape out - except this time, it looks like the giant ape might be on their side, as there's something even worse out there: Skull Crawlers. Which, frankly, look terrifying.
Not only does the trailer give us a few good shots of Kong and the other giant monsters on the island, but it pays tribute to both the original 1933 film as well Peter Jackson's 2005 remake. The jungle, dinosaurs, and other various creatures are all crucial to the Kong lore. After all, a film with Kong fighting only humans would be a tad boring.
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It’s also reassuring that we won’t be having a Gareth Edwards' #Godzilla type of issue, in that we’ll be seeing the monster early on in the film and won’t have to wait very long for any action to take place. As soon as the humans arrive on Skull Island, it’s game on! Here was what director Jordan Vogt-Roberts had to say:
“We’re also fundamentally not playing the same game that Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla did and most monster movies do, which I’m sort of sick of the notion that a monster movie needs to wait an hour or 40 minutes until the creature shows up. Kong traditionally does not show up in these movies until very, very late, and the monster traditionally does not show up until very, very late in a monster movie, so a lot of these movies tend to have this structure that’s a bit of a slow burn. Something about this movie made me want to reject that and play a very, very different game.” -Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Along with the trailer, we also got a few new posters revealed, courtesy of stars Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston.
Yep. Definitely the biggest King Kong we've ever seen on screen before.
This trailer surely puts that notion of barely seeing the monster to rest. We can expect plenty of action in this film and I simply cannot wait to see what Vogt-Roberts has in store for his latest interpretation of King Kong!