During Warner Bros. Comic-Con panel this summer, the studio unveiled the first trailer for their highly-anticipated Kong: Skull Island, which is set to hit theaters on March 10, 2017. We haven’t heard much about this prequel since then, but today we have a new international trailer, which is largely comprised of previously-used footage. But there is also a new, albeit, brief shot of the iconic Kong Kong. It remains unclear when Warner Bros. and Legendary will release another full trailer.
Back in August, Toby Kebbell revealed that he has been “asked to promote” playing Major Jack Chapman, who the actor described as the “sidekick” to Samuel L. Jackson’s character. This came just after rumors surfaced that the actor, who has won rave reviews for his motion capture work in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and this summer’s Warcraft, is actually playing King Kong himself. The actor confirmed that he provided facial references for King Kong, but the massive ape himself will be portrayed through motion capture by Terry Notary, an actor, stunt coordinator, and motion capture expert who worked with Kebbell on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
Still, he added that “time will tell who’s playing Kong,” so it is possible that he could be playing this iconic ape. Regardless of who’s playing the ape, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts teased that this movie will showcase the biggest version of King Kong ever seen on the big screen before. The filmmaker says that this ape will stand over 100 feet tall when Kong: Skull Island hits the big screen next spring, which you can see in this new trailer that surfaed on YouTube.
In the spirit of its worldwide blockbuster Godzilla, Legendary Pictures presents a bold new take on the mythos of another iconic beast with Kong: Skull Island, which stars Tom Hiddleston. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) and written by John Gatins (Flight) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla), Kong: Skull Island will fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. Legendary’s story honors the foundations of existing King Kong lore, but places it in an entirely new, distinct timeline.
Kong: Skull Island also features an international ensemble cast including Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham and Eugene Cordero. Thomas Tull (Godzilla, The Dark Knight, Pacific Rim) and Jon Jashni (Godzilla, Warcraft) will produce and Alex Garcia (Godzilla) will executive produce. This movie will also set up Godzilla vs. King Kong, which has been set for release on May 29, 2020. Take a look at this new international trailer below for Kong: Skull Island.