While we got our first glimpse of the film back around Comic-Con, this is what we’ve been waiting for. Jimmy Kimmel Live did the honor of dropping a new two and half minute trailer for Kong: Skull Island last night. And boy was it a doozy.
“The Place Where Myth and Science Meet”
One of the first things that stick out to me about this film is the sheer gravitas of the cast. John Goodman. Brie Larson. Samuel L. Jackson. Tom Hiddleston. John C. Reilly. And some other players that you’ll recognize such as Shea Whigham from Boardwalk Empire or Corey Hawkins from Straight Out of Compton. It’s a heavy hitting crew.
Thanks to this trailer, we have a much better idea of what Kong: Skull Island is actually about. The government has been dropping bombs on the island “for science”, and Kong doesn’t take very kindly to it. He dismantles a military excursion there, leaving our cast stranded.
John C. Reilly’s character has apparently been on Skull Island for quite a while. He’s been accepted by the aboriginal looking natives. His dialogue serves as our plot dump. Kong isn’t an evil, mindless giant ape. He calls Kong “King around here.” And says that “Kong is a pretty good King”, as we see the humungous gorilla casually strolling through a lake. “Kong’s god on the island”, he continues, “but the devils live below us…”
Reilly confirms the threat of the film – the Skull Crawlers. “Never said that name out loud before. It sounds stupid now that I say it…” The Skull Crawlers appear to be a mix of dinosaur and monster that lurk deep beneath Skull Island. Once our cast learn to respect Kong, it’s clear that these will be what they fear for the rest of Kong: Skull Island.
It’s a great trailer. And they don’t hold back with a multitude of shots of our fantastic looking titular character. Check the trailer out below. Kong: Skull Island rules in March.