Kong: Skull Island (2017) Poster


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Godzilla (2014)

Followed by 

Remake of 

King Kong (1933)
Reboot of the original
King Kong (1976)


Skull Island (TV Series)
Anime series


Plane Nuts (1933) (Short)
Samuel L. Jackson's squadron are known as the Sky Devils, named for Howard Hughes' 1932 Aviation comedy starring Spencer Morgan
Them! (1954)
Hank Marlow mentions that a species of giant ants that sound like birds lives on Skull Island.
Rodan (1956)
A cave painting of Rodan is seen after the credits.
The Angry Red Planet (1959)
Both films have a gigantic arachnid creature that the explorers can't see (for different reasons) until it's too late.
Mothra (1961)
A cave painting of Mothra is seen after the credits, there is also a Mothra symbol painted on the forehead of one of the natives.
King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963)
At one point in the film, Kong fights a giant Octopus.
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
A cave painting of Ghidorah is seen after the credits.
Gamera: The Giant Monster (1965)
During the opening credits there is a sketch of a turtle skeleton with the words 'MUTO - Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism' written on the right side.
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
At one point, the characters must decide if they should walk through a sacred graveyard with many skeletons or go around, and thus take a longer route. The other reference is when Marlow asks about the outcome of the war: "Who won?" This is a line that Robert Redford used in his movie as well.
M*A*S*H (1972) (TV Series)
"Don't do that, Radar!"
Taxi Driver (1976)
In Taxi Driver, Travis Bickle has a badge on his jacket that reads "King Kong Company". DirectorJordan Vogt-Roberts revealed that a similar designed badge is on Preston Packard's jacket as a homage. It reads "Lizard Company".
King Kong (1976)
Kong destroys early in the film are UH-1 Iroquois, the same type of choppers that seemingly killed Kong in the climax of the 1976 remake.
The Deer Hunter (1978)
"Diti mao!"
Apocalypse Now (1979)
A shot of flying helicopters going at Kong during the sunset, is a reference to this movie's scene involving helicopters during the sunset.
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
SPOILER: Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has confirmed that the soldier impaled by the giant spider is a reference to Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Akira (1988)
The patch and slogan on the back of Hank Marlow's jacket in this film are a reference to Kaneda's jacket in Akira
Jurassic Park (1993)
Samuel L. Jackson says his "hold on to your butts" line again
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Samuel L. Jackson says "bitch please" and calls a machine "Fox Five."
Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) (TV Series)
The Skullcrawlers' design was inspired by the Two-Legged Lizard from Sachiel from Neon Genesis Evangelion, No Face from Spirited Away, and Cubone from Pokemon. Also, the japanese character is called "Ikari", the name of the protagonist of Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Pokémon (1997) (TV Series)
The Skullcrawlers' design was inspired by the Two-Legged Lizard from Sachiel from Neon Genesis Evangelion, No Face from Spirited Away, and Cubone from Pokemon
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Sker Buffalo's design is inspired by the Forest Spirit
Spirited Away (2001)
The Skullcrawlers' design was inspired by the Two-Legged Lizard from Sachiel from Neon Genesis Evangelion, No Face from Spirited Away, and Cubone from Pokemon
Oldboy (2003)
Kong eating the squid. (Mentioned in commentary)
Shadow of the Colossus (2005) (Video Game)
Mentioned in commentary as a huge influence.
King Kong (2005)
During the film's final battle, Kong appears to attempt to pry open and break the giant Skullcrawler's jaws similar to the V-Rex fight in the 2005 remake.
The Host (2006)
Mentioned in commentary as an influence on the monsters.
Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule (2010) (TV Series)
Hank Marlow (John C. Reilly) wears a jacket that says 'Good For Your Health' on the back. In his role as Dr Steve Brule, one of his catchphrases is "For your health!"
The Kings of Summer (2013)
Multiple references throughout, including recurring props and some cast (mentioned in commentary)
Godzilla (2014)
Randi says he is looking for Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism. MUTO was the same acronym applied to the villainous beasts in Godzilla. Godzilla, specifically as seen in this movie, appears in a cave painting after the credits.
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
John Goodman's Bill Randa character mentions that he has been trying to prove that monsters exist for 30 years which is the same dialogue that John Goodman's Howard Stambler character says in this movie

Referenced in 

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Son of Kong (2014) (TV Episode)
James mentions an upcoming King Kong sequel
Late Night with Seth Meyers: John Goodman/Joanna Newsom/Matt Cameron (2016) (TV Episode)
John Goodman talks about his upcoming movie
Face Off: Skull Island: Reign of Kong (2016) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
Kong: Skull Island gets an honorable mention.
The Cinema Snob: King Dong (2017) (TV Episode)
The Cinema Snob says there's a new King Kong film coming out. He also comes up with a porn title of it.
Mixxxer Show: Mirai (2017) (TV Episode)
Hosts talk aboutit.
King Kong-A-Thon: Kong: Skull Island (2017) - Review (2017) (TV Episode)
Film is Mentioned.
Midnight Screenings: Kong: Skull Island (2017) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Movie Trip!: Kong: Skull Island (2017) (TV Episode)
Review of this film.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 21 March 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Greenberg
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (2017) (TV Episode)
Legendary Pictures Godzilla was seen playing ping pong with the Legendary Pictures King Kong.
Midnight Screenings: CHIPS/Power Rangers (2017) (TV Episode)
Lewis hasn't seen this; Brad says it's really good
Film Discussions: Iron Fist Discussion (2017) (TV Episode)
Japanese poster seen.
Scared Sheetless (2017) (Short)
Poster on the wall.
Kong Skull Island: Monarch Files 2.0 (2017) (Video)
fictitious reports
Saturday Night Live: Ryan Gosling/Jay-Z (2017) (TV Episode)
Title referenced on Weekend Update.
Chicago Fire: The Whole Point of Being Roommates (2018) (TV Episode)
Brian mentions this as one of the versions of King Kong
Sean Bradley's First Reaction: 90th Academy Awards - Nominations (2018) (TV Episode)
Nominated for Best Visual Effects
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
SPOILER: Samuel L Jackson dies in the middle of his trademark word 'motherf**ker in a movie that otherwise doesn't have any swear words in it.
Honest Trailers: Honest Trailers (Written by a Robot) (2018) (TV Episode)
Poster is seen in the background of one clip
Half in the Bag: Comic Con 2018 Trailers (2018) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIX (2018) (TV Episode)
Skull Island appears on a map.
For the Love of Kong (2019) (Short)
Film is Mentioned.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Topsy Turvy Plans (2020) (TV Episode)
King Kong is name dropped.
Saturday Night Live: Dan Levy/Phoebe Bridgers (2021) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Universal Tram Tour sketch.


Now Hear This (1962) (Short)
A clip of the cartoon is playing on the TV screen in the background during the slideshow presentation scene.

Featured in 

Film 2018: Episode #46.1 (2017) (TV Episode)
Footage shown in a montage of upcoming movies
Film 2018: Episode #46.7 (2017) (TV Episode)
Clip shown in Summer preview montage
Tamara Just Saw: Kong: Skull Island - Tamara Just Saw (2017) (TV Episode)
The movie that Tamara just saw with her friend Jim
Conan: Adam Sandler/Dana White (2017) (TV Episode)
Shows best sequences of the movie side by side with the same scenes before CGI was added.
Creating a King: Realizing an Icon (2017) (Video)
Clips, making-of, interviews, etc.
Creating a King: Summoning a God (2017) (Video)
Clips, making-of, interviews, etc.
On Location: Vietnam (2017) (Video)
Clips, making-of, interviews, etc.
Tom Hiddleston: The Intrepid Traveler (2017) (Video)
Clips, making-of, interviews, etc.
Through the Lens: Brie Larson's Photography (2017) (Video)
Clips, making-of, interviews, etc.
A Terrifying Paradise: Creating Skull Island (2017) (Video)
Clips, making-of, interviews, etc.
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Kong: Skull Island (2017) (TV Episode)
The film is reviewed.
Honest Trailers: Kong: Skull Island (2017) (TV Episode)
Used in trailer
The Andrew Klavan Show: Trump Goes Left (2017) (TV Episode)
Andrew Klavan recommends the movie, shows a clip.
WatchMojoUK: Top 10 Tom Hiddleston Performances (2017) (TV Episode)
Captain James Conrad is #7.
Half in the Bag: 2017 Movie Catch-up: Part 1 (2018) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
The Oscars (2018) (TV Special)
nominee clips
Half in the Bag: Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Dark Phoenix (2019) (TV Episode)
movie clips are shown
WatchMojo: Top 20 Greatest Giant Movie Monster Fights of All Time (2020) (TV Episode)
Kong vs. Skull Devil is #16.
Eli Roth's History of Horror: Monsters (2020) (TV Episode)
Discussed and clips shown

Spoofed in 

How It Should Have Ended: How Kong Skull Island Should Have Ended (2017) (TV Episode)
How "Kong: Skull Island" should have ended
DuckTales: The Shadow War! (2018) (TV Episode)
The Stolen Shadows under Magica's control surrounding the Money Bin attempt to swing at Launchpad in his plane.
DuckTales: The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee! (2019) (TV Episode)
Mega Beaks parodies King Kong by climbing to the top of Waddle Tower with Huey and Webby in one hand.

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