As the March 10 release date for “Kong: Skull Island” draws near, Legendary has picked up speed with its promotional materials. This week, the studio posted a colorful new banner on Twitter. While it doesn’t provide any big revelations, it does give us our first look at how “Skull Island” will show the iconic meeting between Kong and the female protagonist (Brie Larson as Weaver).
— Legendary (@Legendary) January 18, 2017
Interestingly, this banner doesn’t feature Corey Hawkins’ character, whose identity has been kept under wraps. All that secrecy suggests he has a significant role to play, but he didn’t make the banner here. Described as “a young Yale graduate,” his character does at least have an announced backstory — but Hawkins would not reveal his name. Potentially, this means his name has a connection to Kong lore. However, when asked to provide a hint, Hawkins also emphasized, “You know, the movie is set during the Vietnam War era.” As such, it’s possible he plays a fictionalized version of a period celebrity? An artist? A political figure?
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, “Kong: Skull Island” also stars Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary and John C. Reilly. It opens in theaters on March 10.
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