The photos keep coming from Entertainment Weekly’s Comic Con issue with the newest being the first official still from Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ “Kong: Skull Island” at Legendary Pictures.
Stars Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston appear in the film alongside a massive simian skull which confirms n old rumor – that the version of King Kong featured in the new film will be the biggest ever seen on film. Vogt-Roberts says:
“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. Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong that you’ve seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island.
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.
The thing that most interested me was, how big do you need to make [Kong], so that when someone lands on this island and doesn’t believe in the idea of myth, the idea of wonder – when we live in a world of social and civil unrest, and everything is crumbling around us, and technology and facts are taking over – how big does this creature need to be, so that when you stand on the ground and you look up at it, the only thing that can go through your mind is: ‘That’s a god.'”
Expect more from the film’s Comic Con presentation next week, including likely a breakdown of the first footage from the film.