We knew that ‘Kong: Skull Island‘ was moved to Warner Brothers so he could eventually face off against Godzilla but now we’re learning about the horde of monsters that Kong might be battling along the way! While I’ve loved that Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull made this happen because “I’m juvenile. I wanted to see them fight,” the concept has opened the world to a whole slew of new giant monsters to battle on the big screen and some of these new designs are downright creepy. While these creatures are clearly being released for the Universal Orlando Resort attraction ‘Skull Island: Reign of Kong’, I have no doubt that we’ll be seeing one or more of them show up on the big screen as well.
I mean, things could always change between now and the film finishing production but why wouldn’t they go out of their way to tie in some giant creatures that we’ll be seeing Kong battle against?
First up we have a video of the attraction which is opening this summer at Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Creative Director Mike West “takes you up close with some of the island’s most fearsome inhabitants” and you have to admit, terrifying they are!
If you don’t want to check out the video above though we also have a breakdown of each of these critters with a description below!
These carnivorous arachnids move throughout the swampy underworld of the island’s dark caverns, foraging for dead or injured creatures. The six-legged scavenger uses its crab-like claws to crush its prey before feasting on the remains.
The giant, slug-like Carnictis lacks eyes or facial features. But its gaping, oozing mouth—ringed with sharp, jagged teeth—is a distinguishing feature that allows this slow but relentless creature to feed on dead and wounded beings that have succumbed to the wretched, murky chasms of the island.
One of the largest and most aggressive cave-dwelling inhabitants on the island, the Decarnocimex will attack anything smaller or weaker that dares to cross its path. These vicious insects tear apart their prey with their razor-sharp mandibles and two-bladed forearms.
These are the largest flying predators on the island, with wingspans up to 10 feet. They live in colonies within the island’s interior caverns and are easily provoked. Spearing victims with lethal talons, they use large carnivorous fangs to penetrate anything—or anyone—caught in their jaws of death.
The V. Rex is the largest, most intimidating dinosaur that roams the island’s dense jungles. Despite its large, bulky head and tough leathery skin, it’s an agile predator, changing direction at high speeds and ripping into its prey with razor-sharp teeth.
While these aren’t all of the monsters that King Kong will throw down with it does seem to be a fun hint at what is to come. They have hinted that we’ll be learning more on March 30th for those who watch Syfy’s special effects throwdown ‘Face Off’ at 9/8c.
Are you looking forward to ‘Kong: Skull Island’? Do you think that ‘Skull Island: Reign of Kong’ will be a ride that you want to check out? Share your thoughts below!