After a drought of news besides the occasional leaked photo, 'Kong: Skull Island' revealed itself last night at the MTV Movie Awards. Check out the first look after the jump that contains a ton of new info coming from stars of the film Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson, as well as some brief glimpses of the film itself while in production.
It looks like a completely different film than I was expecting. This really does seem to be a different take on the Kong mythos, at least from the visuals presented here. Whether the story will take on the original's basic plotting or try to pave its own path, we'll have to wait for the first full trailer to be able to do anything more than guess.
So far, I think the Vietnam imagery and the look at some of the cast that doesn't set foot on the island are the most interesting to me. But what Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston end up doing that separates them from the classic lead roles already has me incredibly curious. Look out for a breakdown of some of the high points of this featurette later today.
'Kong: Skull Island' opens March 10, 2017. Also starring are Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, Eugene Cordero, Tian Jing, and more. Because everything exists in a shared universe now, 'Kong:Skull Island' takes place in the same continuity as 2014's 'Godzilla.' It’ll be followed by 'Godzilla 2' in 2018 and then the two series will come together for 'Godzilla vs. King Kong' in 2020.