The latest teaser from Kong: Skull Island destroys the assumption that Kong is the only deadly presence on the island.
The newest footage reveals a lizard-like monster rising out of the water, and was shared with the caption "Monsters exist." The monster is large in scale, though not to Kong's level. His torso is quite long it seems, and part of him is still in the water, so he could be even larger in scale once fully revealed.
This is the first fans have seen of other monsters on the island, but once in the theaters, those fans won't have to wait long to see them in action. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts spoke to EW about the current trend of monster movies, and how Kong: Skull Island subverts those trends for immediate impact.
"Well, the reveal you can wait for in the film itself, but you’ll see, I shot this on anamorphic lenses, which a lot of people said, ‘You’re crazy, you’re taking away more space to show how big he is!’…It seemed like a bigger challenge to communicate scale in that way. 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."
Kong: Skull Island stars Brie Larson (Weaver), Tom Hiddleston (Captain James Conrad), Toby Kebbell (Major Chapman), Tian Jing (San), Samuel L. Jackson (Lieutenant Colonel Packard), John Goodman (Bill Randa), Corey Hawkins, John C. Reilly, and Jason Mitchell (Glenn Mill).
Kong: Skull Island hits theaters on March 10, 2017.