Over the last week Legendary and Warner Bros. have been teasing a new trailer for Kong: Skull Island. The film is just the next step in a growing movie universe that will lead to an eventual crossover with Godzilla, which is pretty amazing when you sit down and think about it. None of us would have considered such a thing was possible just a couple of years ago, but Hollywood's "franchise EVERYTHING!" mentality has opened that door, so it isn't all bad.
The best thing about the new trailer, and the approach taken by director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, is that he isn't afraid to put the Eighth Wonder of the World out there in the open. There's no hiding the giant ape the way Gareth Edwards kept a veil of mystery around Godzilla. Within moments Kong is out there wrecking shop, and leaving the humans stranded on his home island scrambling for a response. Here's the synopsis:
When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man.
I also dig how little the plot reveals. We know Tom Hiddleston leads the pack as a Special Forces officer, with Oscar winner Brie Larson as a war photographer. Samuel L. Jackson, Toby Kebbell, John Goodman, Shea Whigham, Jing Tian, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, and John Ortiz co-star as other unwanted guests Kong will try to dispose of.
Kong: Skull Island opens March 10th 2017.