If you’ve had doubts about the most recent reboot but are willing to trust the man who played the God of Mischief then you’re about to be very happy. He isn’t just saying that the movie is going to be good but “epic”!
With this being the stepping stone that will eventually lead into King Kong facing off against Godzilla, I’m going to admit that I’ve got some high hopes for this one. To have this giant gorilla styled creature who first debuted in 1933 be prepped to square off against the over sized King of the Kaiju they are going to have their work cut out for them.
We haven’t heard much about the film quite yet as the plot is still quite a mystery but Hiddleston does say that:
“Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who directed it, had this extraordinary idea. I don’t want to spoil too much… But it’s a whole new re-conception of the mythology. It essentially follows a group of disparate travelers and explorers and soldiers who travel to an undiscovered island in the South Pacific. And it’s set in a time period where you could conceive that there are still undiscovered places on the earth. What they find on the island is surprising, and then every character has a very different response to it. It’s going to be spectacular and epic, but also the human drama is kind of interesting as well.”
While human drama can help ground this kind of film and make it more immersive and realistic, I hope that they don’t follow the route of ‘Godzilla‘ where the one disappointment was how little screen time the big guy actually got. Let’s hope they don’t follow suit on Kong. I don’t mind a longer build up for his big reveal but he’d better get more than 8-11 minutes where we can actually see him. With how many other giant monsters are already going to be included this could be a serious concern.
You can watch the interview below:
So I won’t lie, I am excited about a new telling of ‘King Kong’ that doesn’t follow the traditional story line. Especially when he says that:
“It’s cool, it’s gonna be new this time. Kong was a change, to play a heroic protagonist—having never really played that role before—in a massive movie. And Jordan’s vision for it is really unique: completely different time period, different story, and Kong like you’ve never seen him before. There is no young movie actress, there is no film director. It’s a reimagining of it.”
The film needs a fresh take on King Kong so that we won’t be getting another telling of his origin to humanity. I’m curious as to if they’ll be dropping any hints at the future crossover between the films that will include Godzilla as well.
Are you looking forward to ‘Kong: Skull Island’? Do you feel that Tom Hiddleston is steering us in the right direction? Share your thoughts below!