SDCC '14 - Legendary Announces New KING KONG Film - "SKULL ISLAND"

Legendary Entertainment threw out what may be the biggest curveball at San Diego Comic-Con when they announced a new King Kong movie with a quick teaser trailer. The film will be called Skull Island and will open, November 4, 2016. Come voice your opinion.

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By nailbiter111 - 7/26/2014

Let's get ready to rumble! Looks like Legendary Pictures is setting up a monster-on-monster fight between Godzilla and King Kong. Today at their Comic-Con panel, Legendary announced a new King Kong film, Skull Island. They made the announcement with a teaser trailer featuring King Kong and his ground-shaking roar. Skull Island first appeared in the 1933 King Kong film. The fictional island is the home of giant gorilla and many other unusual creatures - many of whom were thought to be extinct.

KING KONG - Academy Award winning director Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) brings his sweeping cinematic vision to King Kong. Get ready for breathtaking action in this thrilling epic adventure about a legendary gorilla captured on a treacherous island and brought to civilization, where he faces the ultimate fight for survival.

KING KONG was directed by Peter Jackson, from a script written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson. The cast includes: Naomi Watts; Jack Black; Adrien Brody; Jamie Bell; Andy Serkis; Thomas Kretschmann; and Colin Hanks. With a budget between $207 to $243 million, that film pulled in $550.5 million at the worldwide box office.
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Genaro - 7/26/2014, 1:29 PM
PAF - 7/26/2014, 1:30 PM
Come on. Really?
AlphaKail - 7/26/2014, 1:30 PM
nov 2016 mystery movie? anyways [frick] this and Gorilla Whale
clogan - 7/26/2014, 1:31 PM

Deadpoolwithcomicsans - 7/26/2014, 1:31 PM
Oh let's be honest, there just setting up for a Godzilla vs King Kong reboot
TheAbaryMan369 - 7/26/2014, 1:32 PM
[frick] no. If you're gonna do it, at least do it right and not for money.
TChalla - 7/26/2014, 1:32 PM
I sense a Godzilla VS. King Kong film in the works!
KingOnslaught - 7/26/2014, 1:32 PM
hopefully this will lead to Godzilla vs. King Kong
SpiderFraud - 7/26/2014, 1:32 PM
Godzilla should team up with King Kong, travel to a different dimension to fight a army of Jaegers, piloted by Bryan Cranston clones.

AsgardianHobo - 7/26/2014, 1:32 PM
They are speculating that after Godzilla 2 and Skull Island, King Kong vs. Godzilla might happen.

That would be epic!
ScorpioRisin - 7/26/2014, 1:32 PM
Godzilla vs King Kong confirmed!
(Godzilla would eat KK like popcorn though)
PAF - 7/26/2014, 1:33 PM
King Kong vs Godzilla in the future. Calling it.
ALegendaryPanda - 7/26/2014, 1:34 PM
YES!! I was not expecting this!
DrDoom - 7/26/2014, 1:34 PM
MexicanSuperman - 7/26/2014, 1:34 PM
I'm down for one.
LeroyJenkins - 7/26/2014, 1:34 PM
I dont know if they are gonna make a Kong vs Godzilla movie.....unless Kong is a lot bigger than i think he will be
CaptainHammer - 7/26/2014, 1:35 PM
Andy serkis better be back as kong
SpiderFraud - 7/26/2014, 1:35 PM
If King Kong is the same size of Godzilla, he would just snap his neck (if he can dodge that atomic breathe).

Godzilla ain't boxing with King Kong with those tiny arms.
Nubase - 7/26/2014, 1:35 PM
damn did not expect this
DanielRichards - 7/26/2014, 1:36 PM
I hope Andy Serkis will play King Kong once again.
thewonderer - 7/26/2014, 1:36 PM
Didn't King Kong die in the first one?
DukeAcureds - 7/26/2014, 1:37 PM
Legendary Pictures presents...

ALegendaryPanda - 7/26/2014, 1:38 PM
According to the description I read, this King Kong is A LOT bigger and more savage looking than PJ's version!
mbembet - 7/26/2014, 1:39 PM
MrReese - 7/26/2014, 1:40 PM
Sayeth whaaaaaaa?

I guess I'm down.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 7/26/2014, 1:41 PM
So it's not the same Kong as PJ's?
AsgardianHobo - 7/26/2014, 1:42 PM
No, it is not a sequel, prequel or the same ape in any way supposedly.


Yah, that mention of Hellboy 3 was really surprising!
marvel72 - 7/26/2014, 1:43 PM
excellent news,can't f*ckin wait.
Facade - 7/26/2014, 1:43 PM
Didn't care much for the Skull Island half of PJ's King Kong. I'm open to the idea of another Kong film, though.
WhiteSAMURAI22 - 7/26/2014, 1:43 PM
If they hadn't shown some actual footage, I would have expected this movie to never get made. Just doesn't seem like something they'll go all the way through with.
MrCBM - 7/26/2014, 1:44 PM
Cool. PJ's KK was fun... When we FINALLY got to the island. I'm looking forward to this
MrCBM - 7/26/2014, 1:45 PM
@Thewonderer it was beauty killed the beast.
DeusExSponge - 7/26/2014, 1:45 PM
Wonderer - He did
AsgardianHobo - 7/26/2014, 1:47 PM
I had King Kong vs. Godzilla on VHS with horrible dubbing. It was so awful, it was amazing!!!
Jockatrix6 - 7/26/2014, 1:50 PM
Great. Recently watched the classic 'Son of Kong'. Ended before it even began! Those were the days....
xStarLordx - 7/26/2014, 1:51 PM
Ramiel - 7/26/2014, 1:54 PM
Wha? Hellboy 3? YES!
GeekyCheekyChic - 7/26/2014, 1:55 PM
King Kong vs Godzilla is now a step closer to possibly potentially happening maybe hopefully ;)
TheRationalNerd - 7/26/2014, 1:57 PM
YES!!!!!!! I remember them talking about this film long ago. It would focus on Kong and how he became the last of his kind. All of those giant skulls you saw may have actually came from him killing or surviving to be the last of his kind. Will Serkis return?!?! :O
RealDonaldBlake - 7/26/2014, 1:58 PM
Kong needs to be appropriately huge in order to do a versus movie. Godzilla got his ass handed to him and still came back to kill them both and survive at the end. So Kong needs to show some good fighting skills and be close in size for the versus movie to hold interest.
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