There are few movies in 2017 that have a higher anticipation level than Kong: Skull Island. We’ve been fascinated by this new take on the 8th wonder of the world since its first trailer dropped all those months ago. Then the most recent trailer was released and we were all pretty much toppled over with how freaking awesome it actually looks. Now with a movie like this, we expect to see a May, June, or even somewhere around October release date, but no. Kong: Skull Island is hitting theaters the second week of March, which means more of the major monster movie in the coming weeks.
After a little bit of a quiet holiday break, Legendary seems to have started the official marketing campaign for the Jordan Vogt-Roberts movie. Last week, a trio of new posters were posted on Legendary’s official Twitter page, revealing some pretty great looks at Kong and his massive roar. Second, and just last night, the first handful of TV spots were released, each showing a slight bit more footage than the one before.
I can’t describe my excitement for this film. Although I know close to nothing about Vogt-Roberts and his previous work, everything surrounding him got me on board very quickly. The cast is outstanding, one of the best we’ll see all year. The implications are huge because it’s now part of a started universe, which we’ll hit hard in just a few years in King Kong vs. Godzilla. But most importantly for me is the story. For the first time in the history of Kong, he will not die at the end of the film by the hand of a few fighter planes. Because Legendary now has these two huge franchises connected, we know for a fact that we’ll be seeing Kong for at least two more movies. And how can you now with how gigantic he is?
Take a look at the handful of new spots below and give us your thoughts in the comments. How excited are you for Skull Island? What are you looking forward to the most? Is it the eventually fighting Godzilla factor? Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island hits theaters March 10th, 2017 and stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, and John C. Reilly.
In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific – as beautiful as it is treacherous – unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.