Gormoru Island has been keeping a sharp eye on Godzilla Resurgence, but they've also been following Legendary's Skull Island with a great deal of detail. The latest detail isn't particularly new or surprising, but it does alleviate some confusion amongst some fans.
Saigon Giai Phong reports that the movie's Unit Publicist, Gregg Brilliant, (how can we not trust a name like that?) has confirmed Skull Island is definitely not a sequel to Peter Jackson's 2005 film. It is also not a remake or retelling of the original Kong story in any way, shape or form. It's a brand new Kong story that is being touted as the first of a “kaiju trilogy.”
The confirmation that Skull Island has nothing to do with Jackson's Kong isn't surprising. Legendary Pictures head honcho, Thomas Tull, seems to have little interest in linking the new Kong with Jackson's. Additonally, a fresh start gives Legendary the freedom to envision Kong the way they want to. (Like upscaling his size to fight Godzilla.)
Skull Island is expected to set up the Godzilla sequel in some capacity and of course both will cross in the finale. Does that mean there will be more Godzilla and Kong films after they meet in 2020? It most likely depends on how successful these movies are. Until then we can look forward to Skull Island being the first step in Legendary's expansion of their kaiju universe.
Saigon Giai Phong
Kong: Skull Island March 10th, 2017
More about Kong: Skull Island (movie)
Kong: Skull Island is a new King Kong film set in the new Legendary / Warner Brothers / Universal Pictures Kaiju cinematic universe. Acting as a blood relative and somewhat of a sequel to 2014's Godzilla, Skull Island will introduce King Kong like never before.
In March 2017, the producers of Godzilla transport audiences to the birthplace of one of the most powerful monster myths of all in KONG: SKULL ISLAND, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.
When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Kong: Skull Island's release date is March 10th, 2017.
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