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Sets were built at Kualoa Ranch, Hawaii, near the same filming locations as Jurassic World (2015).
Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons were originally attached to the film, but both had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. John C. Reilly took over Keaton's role while Samuel L. Jackson replaced Simmons.
Considered to have the largest American adaption of King Kong on screen, standing nearly 100 feet tall while Peter Jackson's Kong was only 25 feet tall. In the two Japanese movies King Kong appeared he stood approximately 150 feet tall.
The second installment of the Godzilla-Kong franchise.
The film takes place in 1971.
The 1976 version of "King Kong" was also filmed in Hawaii.
Kong's design is inspired by a combination of both the original 1933 King Kong and the Japanese adaptation of the 1960's. This allows the creative team to both utilize a look similar to the classic Kong while drawing upon the exaggerated "kaiju" aspects and powers displayed by the Japanese adaptation such as greatly exaggerated height, build, strength and supernatural abilities. This will allow a more "even" confrontation with Godzilla in the upcoming "King Kong vs Godzilla" film planned for 2019.
The production was on location January 2016 at the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. On January 15th 2016, filming was on location at Mt Tamborine, in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Local newspaper The Gold Coast Bulletin ran headline front page stories about the film production on January 12 and January 14, 2016.
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This is the second King Kong film in which characters such as Ann Darrow, Carl Denham and Jack Driscoll do not appear. It is also the second film that is different from the 1933 edition in terms of the plot the first being the 1976 version.
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Kong in this film is based on the appearance of his 1933 counterpart.
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Russell Crowe was considered for a role.
This film stars three actors who have previously appeared in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). Samuel L. Jackson played Nick Fury (Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron) Tom Hiddleston played Loki (Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World) and John C. Riley (Guardians of the Galaxy). It also stars Brie Larson, who will star in the upcoming MCU film, Captain Marvel, as the title character.
Joe Cornish was offered the chance to direct, but declined.
Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman previously starred in Sea of Love (1989). Brie Larson and John Goodman previously starred in The Gambler (2014). Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson both starred in The Avengers (2012).
The film's cast includes one Oscar winner: Brie Larson, and two Oscar nominees: Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly.
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This will be the the first out of two movies this year that actor/stuntman Terry Notary will be motion-capturing an Ape. His second film will be 'War of the Planet of the Apes', where he plays the ape Rocket.
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Terry Notary who plays Kong in this movie worked with Andy Serkis in (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes 2011) & (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes 2014). Serkis played Kong in (King Kong 2005).
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Kong: Skull Island (2017) reunites actors Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell, who portrayed Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, respectively, in Straight Outta Compton (2015).
Both John Ortiz and Shea Whigham previously starred in the gritty, crime drama "Pride and Glory", both playing corrupt police officers and also starred in Fast & Furious ( 2009 ) and Fast & Furious 6 ( 2013 ).
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John C. Reilly played Steve Brule in "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" (2007)_ in which his character's famous catchphrase is "For your health." In Kong: Skull Island on the back of John C. Reilly's jacket it says "Good For Your Health." A possible reference.
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Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson both starred in Farce of the Penguins, Unicorn Store and Avengers: Infinity War.
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The outfit worn by John Goodman replicates the outfit worn by Robert Armstrong as Carl Denham in the original 1933 King Kong.
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Derek Connolly did some late minute work on the script.
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