The cinematic history of King Kong stretches back 83 years, but the version of the iconic monster which we’re going to see in Kong: Skull Island promises to be the most unique – and biggest – to date. That’s evident from the new image from the movie you can see below.
“From the size of the skull, you can tell that things on this island are much bigger than audiences are used to with traditional Kong lore,” teases director Jordan Vogt-Roberts when asked about that shot of Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson. “Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong you’ve seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island.”
That’s all well and good, but with it already being confirmed that King Kong will square off with Godzilla a few years from now, just how big is the monster going to end up being?
“In terms of actual size, our Kong is by far the biggest Kong,” Roberts confirmed without being too specific. “Peter Jackson’s Kong was around 25 feet. The ‘33 Kong ranged between 25 feet and 50 feet, I want to say he was 50-plus feet when he was on the Empire State Building. He varied in size dramatically! The ’70s Kong was somewhere between them.”
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but this movie won’t be the classic beauty and the beast type story about Kong being brought back to New York City and climbing the Empire State Building. Instead, Kong: Skull Island will delve into the monster’s homeland, telling an original story which promises to deliver something very fresh and exciting for the character.