‘Kong: Skull Island’ Sends Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson to the Boneyard in New Image
Along with Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Warner Bros. is bringing another major franchise to Comic-Con next week — and it’s one that doesn’t feature superheroes or wizards. Kong: Skull Island will revive the iconic King of the Apes, taking us to his legendary home filled with mythical creatures, and we have a brand new, official image from the film ahead of its appearance in Hall H next week.
WB is expected to debut the first trailer for Kong: Skull Island during next week’s Comic-Con panel, where we’ll also see lots of new stuff from several of the studio’s other upcoming films, including Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and The LEGO Batman Movie.
But we’ve already gotten sneak peeks at those films — the most we’ve seen from Kong: Skull Island is a few set photos, a mysterious image of a boneyard (above) and a quick sizzle reel that debuted during the MTV Movie Awards (and didn’t show us much). Today, EW has shared a new official photo from the film, featuring Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson walking through a familiar pile of bones:
The new Kong film takes place in the ’70s during the Vietnam era, and will take audiences on a journey to the famous movie monster’s home island. But what makes this Kong different from previous iterations? Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts explains:
We’re very explicitly not telling the beauty and the beast story. The original is a classic, the ’70s version is great for what it is, and Peter [Jackson]’s version is a great retelling of the 1933 film. The thing that most interested me was, how big do you need to make [Kong], so that when someone lands on this island and doesn’t believe in the idea of myth, the idea of wonder – when we live in a world of social and civil unrest, and everything is crumbling around us, and technology and facts are taking over – how big does this creature need to be, so that when you stand on the ground and you look up at it, the only thing that can go through your mind is: ‘That’s a god.’
As previously revealed, the new King Kong has received a bit of a size upgrade — which will come in handy when he squares off against Godzilla in the upcoming Godzilla vs. King Kong movie. We still don’t know much about Skull Island, but that’ll change next week when WB brings the cast and crew to Comic-Con.
Kong: Skull Island also features Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman, Toby Kebbell, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham and Straight Outta Compton stars Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins, and hits theaters on March 10, 2017.