A new image from “Kong: Skull Island” offers a better sense of the scale of the creatures in the upcoming Legendary Pictures film. Spoiler alert: They’re huge.
Although we caught a glimpse of the same boneyard in a set video released three months ago, this still from Entertainment Weekly gives us a closer look at the colossal skull, with stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and John Goodman providing some size comparison.
“From the size of the skull, you can tell that things on this island are much bigger than audiences are used to with traditional Kong lore,” director Jordan Vogt-Roberts told EW. “Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong that you’ve seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island.”
“In terms of actual size, our Kong is by far the biggest Kong,” he continued. “Peter Jackson’s Kong was around 25 feet. The ‘33 Kong ranged between 25 feet and 50 feet, I want to say he was 50-plus feet when he was on the Empire State Building. He varied in size dramatically! The ’70s Kong was somewhere between them.”
Set in the 1970s, “Kong” unfolds with the discovery of the titular island by a NASA satellite, and a mission by the film’s characters — including Hiddleston’s ex-British SAS tracker and Larson’s war photographer — to investigate. Expect more details next week at Comic-Con International.
Opening March 10, 2017, “Kong: Skull Island” also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jing Tian, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham and Toby Kebbell.
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