Ahead of the panel scheduled to be held on Saturday at 12:30 pm in the San Diego Comic-Con’s fabled Hall H, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. have unveiled the first poster for their upcoming giant monster movie spectacle Kong: Skull Island.
You can check out the poster here below.
Last week, the first image from Kong was revealed. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and John Goodman are expected to be in attendance for the Saturday panel.
When we found out that there was plans to make a Godzilla vs. King Kong movie, many wondered how Kong would stand a chance against Godzilla considering how insanely big the lizard was in the 2014 reboot. Clearly Kong was going to need a big size boost if they were going to make it interesting.
Then last month the size of the new Kong in the upcoming Kong: Skull Island was revealed to be around 100 feet. Though much bigger than the usual 25 to 50 feet, it was still nowhere Godzilla’s 350+ feet. Whether Godzilla vs. King Kong will ever get made is unknown. But for today we have the first official Skull Island image, and it offers an idea of just how huge Kong might be. It’s one thing for someone to say 100 feet. It’s another thing entirely to actually see what it might look like. Check out the image below.
The plot details of Kong: Skull Island have been kept under wraps since the cast has been coming together. We do know that the film stars an eclectic and exciting roster that is made up of Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Corey Hawkins, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Wilkinson, John C. Reilly, and Jason Mitchell.
But as there are new reports that John Goodman is also joining the cast of the film, new plot details are emerging, and it tells us something very different than what was previously reported. More on the story below.
Two legendary beasts are about to fight for the title of King of Monsters once more. King Kong and Godzilla are set to appear in an untitled mega monster showdown over at Warner Bros. According to a new report, Kong: Skull Island will now be moving from Universal Pictures over to WB, so that the production house can have a shared monster universe under one nice studio.
With Legendary already owning the rights to Godzilla, the move makes plenty of sense, but it doesn’t make it any less surprising since Universal is losing yet another major property so that their competition can create a shared universe. More on the story below.
Last weekend, Straight Outta Compton took the number one spot at the box office for the second week running, and looking at the schedule of films, it might take it again for a third. The success of that film will definitely help increase the actors’ stock with the film’s stars like Corey Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson Jr., and Jason Mitchell likely to get more high profiled roles.
In fact, Hawkins has already been building himself to be a major star even before he landed the role of Dr. Dre by signing on for Universal and Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island. As the film prepares to shoot for a fall start date, there are new reports confirming that he will be joined by his fellow Straight Outta Compton co-star Mitchell. More on the story below.