Loki versus Kong.
Yesterday we got our first look at the upcoming kaiju film Kong: Skull Island, a 1970s set King Kong reboot. This film occurs the same universe as 2014’s Godzilla (foreshadowing their slated showdown in 2020’s Godzilla vs King Kong) and takes place during 1970s Vietnam. As far as reboots go, it’s cool to see them at least mix up the setting. I have been intrigued by this film ever since its announcement based on the insane cast alone: Brie Larson,Tom Hiddleston, with Straight Outta Compton’s Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins also starring alongside Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Thomas Mann, Toby Kebbell, and John C. Reilly.
Now, after watching the sneak peak that was released, I have to say I’m anticipating the film even more. I really like this aesthetic they’re going for, and the whole film has this sort of retro looking vibe. Couple that with the exotic scenery and monsters that will assuredly be in the film, and you have something that can ended up being extremely visually appealing.
The film is being helmed by the Jordan Vogt-Roberts, director of the indie hit Kings of Summer. I was pleasantly surprised by that film, and am really looking forward to what he can do with a massive scale film. I’m really interested to see Hiddleston and Larson bounce off each other as well, as they are almost always stellar. Warner Bros. already had decent success with the Godzilla reboot, so I’m curious to see how Skull Island turns out as well.
Check out the clip for yourselves here. Kong: Skull Island releases March 10th, 2017.