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There’s a line in the awe-inspiring Sdcc trailer for Kong: Skull Island – “you don’t go into someone’s home unless you’re picking a fight.” – that perfectly tees up an obscure shot of the great ape himself, standing tall against the shimmering sunset.
But just how tall will the immense gorilla be in Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ upcoming reboot? Well, according to producer Alex Garcia, Kong will stand at a mighty 100ft tall and is very much considered to be “his own species.”
Word comes by way of Empire, who quizzed Garcia in the lead up to Sdcc for their new issue. Considering that the 1933 version of Kong was estimated to be around 25ft tall, Tom Hiddleston and co. will be tackling a very different kind of horror – a monster from some bygone era, as Samuel L. Jackson’s booming character sums up.
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- Michael Briers
It has been a busy weekend for new movie trailers and we’re going to attempt to bring all of them to you over the next couple of hours. Let’s kick things off with a couple of trailers from the Warner Brothers panel from over the weekend, and in particular the trailers for Kong: Skull Island and Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword. Both films are set to hit cinemas next March.
First up, Kong: Skull Island.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Kong: Skull Island” reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. 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.
- Paul Heath
"Monsters exist." It's time! Warner Bros has unleashed the first Comic-Con trailer for the new King Kong movie, Kong: Skull Island, and it's looks totally awesome. Jordan Vogt-Roberts directs this adventure to Kong Island, telling the origin story of King Kong, where they encounter the giant ape and try to take him out with machine guns. Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson star along with a huge cast including Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Wigham, Toby Kebbell and Eugene Cordero. This trailer doesn't fully reveal King Kong yet, but there are some stunning shots. And it kind of feels like Vogt-Roberts made the Apocalypse Now of Kong movies. Which is a good thing as far as I can tell. I really can't wait to see it! Enjoy. Here's the first full trailer (+ poster) for Jordan Vogt-Roberts' Kong: Skull Island, »
- Alex Billington
Discover how Kong became King in this exciting first trailer for Kong: Skull Island.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. 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.
The international ensemble cast also includes Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell and Eugene Cordero. Vogt-Roberts directs the film from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy and Derek Connolly. “Kong: Skull Island” is produced by Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni with Mary Parent. »
- Michelle McCue
Press Release: Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Kong: Skull Island” reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”).
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.
“Kong: Skull Island” stars Tom Hiddleston (“The Avengers,” “Thor: The Dark World”), Samuel L. Jackson (“The Hateful Eight,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”), Oscar winner Brie Larson (“Room,” “Trainwreck”), John Goodman (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Argo”) and John C. Reilly (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Step Brothers”). The international ensemble cast also »
- Derek Anderson
Warner Bros. has debuted the very first trailer for Kong: Skull Island today at Comic-Con. The upcoming reboot of the franchise is particularly exciting as it’s set to become part of a shared universe for the studio’s other monster films, like Godzilla. That won’t happen until much further down the road, but for this particular outing, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts looks to have one hell of an adventure in store for us.
Set in the 1970s, the film will find a group of explorers on an uncharted island where the titular beast resides, and what starts off as a “mission of discovery” ends up resulting in an “explosive war between monster and man.”
As the first footage in the trailer above proves, it definitely looks like Skull Island may venture into a bit of horror as well, with some eerie and chilling, Apocalypse Now-like vibes permeating throughout. »
- Josh Wilding
Throughout the day, Warner Bros. has been unveiling posters for all of its new movies that will be put on display during their Hall H panel tomorrow morning at Comic-Con. We've already seen new posters from Wonder Woman, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, but now we have a new one-sheet from Kong: Skull Island that gives us our first glimpse at the massive King Kong. It was previously teased that this ape will be the biggest version of King Kong ever seen on the big screen, and from the looks of this poster, that doesn't seem to be an exaggeration.
The poster, which debuted on Twitter this morning, is actually quite similar to motion posters that teased this massive ape is coming. One of these motion posters features an unnamed character standing atop a huge skull while holding a green flare, »
Kong is coming. Just yesterday, Warner Bros. premiered a spooky motion poster for Kong: Skull Island in celebration of San Diego Comic-Con and in a bid to keep that momentum burning bright, a full one-sheet has emerged from the mist that offers but a sneak peek at the king of the apes.
Primed to introduce the biggest version of King Kong ever seen on screen, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has been drumming up excitement for his 2017 creature feature, revealing that Skull Island will be unleashed onto a timeline of its own – one that will culminate with Godzilla Vs. King Kong in 2020 – that allows the team to break away from the classic story of beauty and beast.
“We’re very explicitly not telling the beauty and the beast story. The original is a classic, the ’70s version is great for what it is, and Peter [Jackson]’s version is a great retelling of the 1933 film. »
- Michael Briers
Last week, just days after the full Comic-Con schedule was announced, Warner Bros. revealed that they will be showcasing highly-anticipated movies like Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Kong: Skull Island, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Lego Batman Movie and King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword during their Hall H presentation. It is expected that new trailers for all of these movies will be showcased during the panel, which will take place Saturday, July 23 at 11:30 Am, moderated by Conan O'Brien. While we impatiently await this massive panel, the studio has released new motion posters for Kong: Skull Island, teasing that Kong will arrive in just a few short days.
While we still haven't seen King Kong himself yet, new photos debuted last week, featuring stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and John Goodman exploring a massive bone yard on the island, with an ape skull dwarfing the cast, »
Batten down the hatches, folks, San Diego Comic-Con looks set to usher in the return of the king – and no, we’re not referring to Peter Jackson’s fantasy classic.
Instead, think bigger – the biggest King Kong yet seen on screen – and you’ll be a little closer to the news that Legendary Pictures is inching closer to lifting the lid on Kong: Skull Island, Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ monstrous creature feature that is set to tee up a shared universe at the studio, one that will eventually dovetail with the real King of Monsters in Godzilla Vs. King Kong.
Long before that godly clash, Vogt-Roberts’ will beckon moviegoers to Skull Island in March of next year, and with the first trailer right around the corner, a new motion poster has landed online via Twitter.
Comic-Con: In 3 days, journey to Skull Island. #kongskullisland #SDCC2016 #WBxSDCC pic.twitter.com/eRJBoRKrpZ
- Michael Briers
Kayti Burt Jul 23, 2016
Kong: Skull Island might not come out until next year, but the 2017 summer tentpole (well, March tentpole) has a big presence at San Diego Comic Con. Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures have just released this, the first trailer for the movie...
Discover how Kong became King. Watch the official Comic-Con trailer for #kongskullisland now. #Sdcc #WBSDCChttps://t.co/osbKMJ18WK
— Kong: Skull Island (@kongskullisland) July 23, 2016
This poster has also done the rounds online today...
#SDCC2016 here we go! #KongSkullIsland pic.twitter.com/3dHKxdLh54
— Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) July 23, 2016
San Diego Comic-Con is, without question, the bona fide heavyweight among the industry’s list of annual conventions, so it’s only appropriate that Warner Bros. preps to unveil its monstrous epic Kong: Skull Island at Sdcc next weekend.
To stoke the embers of excitement, Entertainment Weekly has premiered an eerie new still for Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ reboot, which sees Tom Hiddleston and Room star Brie Larson on the hunt under the shadow of a colossal skull.
Ditching the romantic, beauty and the beast themes found in the original, Jordan Vogt-Roberts is gunning for a decidedly different tone with Skull Island, which is set to feature the biggest Kong ever seen on the big screen – go big or go home, then. Perhaps in preparation for the ape’s inevitable tussle with Toho’s King of Monsters in Godzilla Vs. King Kong, Warner and Vogt-Roberts have consciously created their beast to be gigantic, »
- Michael Briers
Press Release: (July 11, 2016 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Pictures will once again commandeer the convention when the Studio’s biggest stars, DC’s best Super Heroes and “worst” Super-Villains, fantastic beasts great and small and more head to this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego.
On Saturday, July 23, beginning at 11:30 a.m., Warner Bros. will showcase several of its most-anticipated upcoming feature releases in its Hall H presentation, headed up by master of ceremonies Conan O’Brien:
• “Suicide Squad” stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach and Karen Fukuhara, »
- Derek Anderson
Warner Bros. Pictures will once again commandeer the convention when the Studio's biggest stars, DC's best Super Heroes and "worst" Super-Villains, fantastic beasts great and small and more head to this year's Comic-Con International: San Diego. On Saturday, July 23, beginning at 11:30 a.m., Warner Bros. will showcase several of its most-anticipated upcoming feature releases in its Hall H presentation, headed up by master of ceremonies Conan O'Brien. Leading the way for this all-star panel will be Suicide Squad stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach and Karen Fukuhara, along with writer/director David Ayer.
The panel will also feature Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen and director Patty Jenkins. Director Chris McKay and star Will Arnett will also be present to promote The Lego Batman Movie, along with Charlie Hunnam, »
Caitlin McGee and Eugene Cordero (Comedy Bang! Bang!) have booked series regular roles opposite Craig Ferguson and Andrea Anders in Crunch Time, NBC's hybrid game show/comedy pilot written by Betsy Thomas based on an original idea by veteran game show producer Phil Gurin (Weakest Link). Crunch Time, which intercuts between a real game show and the scripted workplace, centers on Emily (Anders), an up-and-coming producer trying to wrangle the volatile host, Toby (Ferguson)… »
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