The first trailer for Kong: Skull Island arrived over the Summer, and was ridiculously impressive. Seriously, I couldn’t stop watching it, and it remains one of my favorite trailers to come out of SDCC this year. Even so, we didn’t really get to see Kong in all his glory, leaving us only teasing glimpses that hint at his new, enormous, size. As we wait for a new trailer (which should be coming soon), Entertainment Weekly debuted a brand new image from the film, giving us our best look yet at the iconic monster:
I’m digging the look, and it’s marked different from what we saw with Peter Jackson’s iteration of the ape, without skewing too far away from what we all know and love. Truly, it feels like a modern version of the original Kong, which sends my geeky heart skipping. On top of the new image, EW chatted with the film’s director about bringing the new Kong to life. It’s an interesting read so I suggest you go check it out.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Kong: Skull Island” reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific—as beautiful as it is treacherous—unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.
Kong: Skull Island hits theaters on March 10, 2017. What do you guys think of his new look?