Kong: Skull Island has come out of development looking like one hell of fun (and ominous) monster movie adventure flick - and it's even better that the King Kong reboot will eventually connect to the rebooted Godzilla franchise, which will continue with Godzilla: King of Monsters in 2019, and culminate with King Kong vs. Godzilla in 2020.
As Kong: Skull Island nears release, the first preview screenings are being held, and according to Kellvin Chavez of Splash Report, there's a little something that fans my not know about yet - but definitely should:
No telling what the scene is yet - but if we had to guess: It's probably something that reveals Godzilla's presence in this "Monsterverse" (official name), giving fans an Avengers-style button scene that will get the hype going for both King of Monsters and King Kong vs. Godzilla. But again: that's just speculation.
SYNOPSIS: The year is 1973. Somewhere in our world, it is said that there exists a wondrous island unspoiled by man – a land shrouded in mystery, where myth runs wild. Uncharted and undiscovered.
When the secretive organization known as Monarch identify this destination as the origin point for mysterious new superspecies, they mount an expedition to discover its secrets.
What they find on Skull Island is an adventure beyond any human experience. An exotic paradise of wonders and terrors, where flora and fauna have fused together into an Eden of otherworldly jungle creatures.
As one group fights to escape and the other declares war on Kong, we discover that the mighty primate is at the center of a battle for dominion over the island, locked into a ‘survival of the fittest’ face-off with the terrifying apex predators responsible for wiping out his kin.
Driven by vengeance, Kong will become nature’s fury, and fight to take his rightful place upon the throne of most powerful beast on the island, revealing the story of how Kong became King.
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Kong: Skull Island stars Tom Hiddleston (Thor: Ragnarok), Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers), Oscar-winner Brie Larson (Room), John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane) and John C. Reilly (Guardians of the Galaxy). The international ensemble cast also includes Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell and Eugene Cordero.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) directs the film from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy and Derek Connolly. The film is produced by Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni with Mary Parent. The executive producers are Eric McLeod and Alex Garcia.
The film will be released worldwide in 2D, 3D in select cinemas, and IMAX on March 10, 2017.