Looks like another big movie is joining the festivities at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. And no, I don’t mean another comic book property, I’m talking about “Kong: Skull Island.”
In case you haven’t heard about “Kong: Skull Island,” here is what you need to know: the film is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and is set in the 1970s. Skull Island takes place after the 2005 Peter Jackson “King Kong” movie that I don’t remember fondly.
This time however, the story centers around a group of adventurers and soldiers, led by former SAS Captain James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston), on an expedition to the famed island. Before they ever come face-to-face with the 100-foot King Kong, they run into all kinds of other unexplained beasts while fighting to stay alive and make it off the island in one piece.
Warner Bros. will have a very large presence at Comic-Con International in San Diego this year with their DC stuff and other properties, and according to Deadline, Taylor Swift’s latest victim, Tom Hiddleston, will be part of the “Kong: Skull Island” panel. In addition to Marvel’s Studios only decent villain, Hall H will be visited by most of the Kong cast: John Goodman, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, and Samuel L. Jackson are all expected to show up.
I’m really looking forward to “Kong: Skull Island,” even if it’s somewhat related to the Peter Jackson movie. But the cast is better this time (no Jack Black for instance) and if Skull Island clicks with audiences, then we’ll soon see “Godzilla 2” in 2018 (hopefully a better movie than we saw in 2014), and “Godzilla vs Kong” in 2020.
And if we’re good boys and girls, maybe we’ll get a trailer for the movie? It’s possible, since “Kong: Skull Island” will be released on March 10, 2017. Just after my birthday, thank-you Warner Bros.