Throughout the day, Warner Bros. has been unveiling posters for all of its new movies that will be put on display during their Hall H panel tomorrow morning at Comic-Con. We’ve already seen new posters from Wonder Woman, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, but now we have a new one-sheet from Kong: Skull Island that gives us our first glimpse at the massive King Kong. It was previously teased that this ape will be the biggest version of King Kong ever seen on the big screen, and from the looks of this poster, that doesn’t seem to be an exaggeration.
The poster, which debuted on Twitter this morning, is actually quite similar to motion posters that teased this massive ape is coming. One of these motion posters features an unnamed character standing atop a huge skull while holding a green flare, and we see a similar image in this poster, except now we can see King Kong towering over this person. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has previously teased that this version of King Kong will stand roughly 100 feet tall, but hopefully we’ll get more specific details during the Comic Con panel tomorrow.
Last week, Warner Bros. debuted a new photo featuring stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and John Goodman exploring a massive bone yard on the island, with an ape skull dwarfing the cast. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts confirmed that the story takes place in the 1970s, while revealing how this iconic island was discovered.
NASA launched a satellite program known as LANDSAT in the early 1970s, where satellites would map out the entire world from space. When this unknown island is discovered through LANDSAT, an expedition is formed, including Tom Hiddleston‘s character, a former SAS tracker and Brie Larson’s character, a war photographer. They are part of a diverse team of explorers 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 also features an international ensemble cast including Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham and Eugene Cordero. Jordan Vogt-Roberts directs the film from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy and Derek Connolly. Kong: Skull Island will be released worldwide in 2D, 3D in select theatres, and IMAX March 10, 2017. This movie will also set up Godzilla vs. King Kong, which has been set for release on May 29, 2020. Take a look at this new Comic-Con poster for Kong: Skull Island below, and stay tuned for the first trailer during tomorrow’s Hall H panel. The original version of the poster keeps Kong pretty dark. We’ve lightened up the image as best we can, giving you an even better look.