FIRST LOOK AT KONG IN “KONG: SKULL ISLAND”

Warner Bros. has revealed the look for Kong in their upcoming movie “Kong: Skull Island” and in an interview with Entertainment weekly Vogt-Roberts Director of the movie had this to say:

“We sort of went back to the 1933 version in the sense that he’s a bipedal creature that walks in an upright position, as opposed to the anthropomorphic, anatomically correct silverback gorilla that walks on all fours. Our Kong was intended to say, like, this isn’t just a big gorilla or a big monkey. This is something that is its own species. It has its own set of rules, so we can do what we want and we really wanted to pay homage to what came before…and yet do something completely different.”

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And in how much we will be able to see Kong on screen he said:

“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.”

This comments were reassuring to me as to the quality of the movie and make me comfortable with the path they are taking.  That is not to say that I will let my expectations fly.  I am still waiting to see the movie, but I will go in optimistic.

One thing to note is that this Kong will be a lot bigger that the one we have seen in the silver screen before.  The reason for this, is that this movie will end up directing us towards the Godzilla Vs. Kong movie that Warner Bros. is working on; and in order to have a match between the gigantic Godzilla and Kong, size adjustments were necessary.  I am not sure how I feel about these match up, or that they consider that it is necessary to have a Godzilla / Kong Cinematic Universe but hey big monsters fighting each other on screen can be a lot of fun, so we’ll wait and see.

What do you think of these Kong news? Let me know in the comments below.

I’ll see you between the frames

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