King Kong has had a long cinematic history but there is a huge change coming when we see the gorilla on the big screen in ‘Kong: Skull Island‘. The change is to the already larger than life Kong himself who is getting a size upgrade. From the classic 1933 movie and through the 2005 remake, Kong has always been big but he’s never been as gigantic as we’ll be getting in the new film.
According to director Jordon Vogt-Roberts during a screening of an extended preview of ‘Kong: Skull Island’ at CineEurope:
“This is going to be the biggest Kong there’s ever been. Not 10 foot or 30 foot, but a 100-foot ape.”
While a newer and larger Kong might be making you wonder how Skull Island was able to stay off the radar if it had such a large inhabitant I think that we can all agree that there is a more important reason for his new stature. With Legendary Pictures in the process of establishing a giant creature feature universe, we already know that he is set to return in 2020 for ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ and let’s be honest here, the Kong of old wouldn’t stand much of a chance against Legendary’s current oversized King of the Kaiju.
‘Kong: Skull Island’ is set to take place in the 70’s but I’m more curious how they’ll be establishing that King Kong has been a mystery from that time until present day when he goes toe to toe with Godzilla. Of course, before that time he’ll have his own set of giant monsters to face off against.
Are you looking forward to ‘Kong: Skull Island’? Do you think that the larger Kong was the right choice for a cinematic monster universe? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Cinema Blend.
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