San Diego Comic-Con offered fans their first glimpse at Kong: Skull Island, the upcoming franchise reboot from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, with The Kings of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts at the helm. While the first footage only presented fleeting glimpses of the titular ape, this new trailer is decidedly less shy.
Check out the new trailer for Kong: Skull Island below.
Visually, this looks absolutely superb, but I’m surprised by the tone on display here. Our first look at the film felt very grim and dramatic, but this latest clip comes across with more of an action-adventure vibe, and a lot of the humor seems forced and out of place. It’s entirely possible that seeing everything in the context of the completed film will help John C. Reilly’s character feel a bit more natural, but right now this is something of a head-scratcher.
Kong: Skull Island also stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Toby Kebbell and Shea Wigham. The film will hit theaters on March 10, 2017.
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 (“The Kings of Summer”).
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” stars Tom Hiddleston (“The Avengers,” “Thor: The Dark World”), Samuel L. Jackson (“The Hateful Eight,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”), Oscar winner Brie Larson (“Room,” “Trainwreck”), John Goodman (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Argo”) and John C. Reilly (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Step Brothers”). The international ensemble cast also includes Tian Jing (“Police Story: Lockdown”), Corey Hawkins (“Straight Outta Compton”), Jason Mitchell (“Straight Outta Compton”), John Ortiz (“Steve Jobs”), Thomas Mann (“Beautiful Creatures”), Shea Whigham (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Toby Kebbell (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”) and Eugene Cordero (“The Kings of Summer”).oberts and his cast and filmmaking team are filming across three continents over six months, capturing its primordial landscapes on Oahu, Hawaii – where filming commenced on October 2015 – on Australia’s Gold Coast, and finally in Vietnam, where filming will take place across multiple locations, some of which have never before been seen on film.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Present a Legendary Pictures Production, “Kong: Skull Island.” The film will be released worldwide in 2D, 3D in select theatres, and IMAX beginning March 10, 2017, from Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.