He’s back in a big way — and, no, we’re not talking about Tom Hiddleston. Last we saw King Kong was in 2005’s Peter Jackson film starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Adrien Brody. Theirs was set in 1933; the upcoming Kong: Skull Island is set in the ’70s, making the characters, sets, costumes and general over-the-top-ness perfect for a movie as big as this.
The stacked cast features Hiddles, who helped debut the trailer on Jimmy Kimmel Live, as a former British SAS officer, Brie Larson as a war photographer, John Goodman as the man in charge of the expedition, Samuel L. Jackson as a Lieutenant-Colonel with the U.S. Army and
Wreck-It Ralph John C. Reilly providing the comic relief, as the group of explorers set out for Skull Island.
But the real star is the giant ape himself. He’s the king of the island and being attacked by helicopters and gunfire isn’t exactly how he wants to spend his days. So he lets the humans know right away that he is not to be trifled with.
Kong isn’t the only thing the dwindling group needs to worry about, though. The monster movie is packed with all kinds of creepy creatures, including the reptile-like “skull crawlers” which will make more than your skull crawl.
Just like Godzilla got an update fitting for his size in 2014, so does Kong — though it may be laying the groundwork for the Godzilla vs. Kong movie that’s scheduled for 2020. Kong: Skull Island hits theatres on March 10. You in?