Several 'Kong: Skull Island' Clips Show Off the Giant Monster Fights

Sunday, 19 February 2017 - 2:10PM
Kong: Skull Island
Sunday, 19 February 2017 - 2:10PM
Several 'Kong: Skull Island' Clips Show Off the Giant Monster Fights
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Kong: Skull Island comes out next month, and it's got a lot going for it: a reboot of cinema's most famous monster, a connection to 2014's Godzilla (the reboot of cinema's other most famous monster), and an impressive cast including Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, and John C. Reilly.

Over the weekend, about five new clips from the film were released by Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, forming something that's about the length of a trailer when all put together. It's enough to get a general idea of the story, following a team of explorers and soldiers whose expedition to a mysterious island is sullied by the giant gorilla and several new monsters, as well as intrigue over some folks among the group knowing more about giant monsters than they let on.

There are some spoilers to be found here, but the marketing strategy seems to be more about showing giant monster fights than concealing the storyline, which may be the right choice for a King Kong movie.

First off, there's an encounter with the Skull Island "Skull Crawler," who likely gets its name from crawling in very massive skulls:

The clip called "Is That a Monkey?" shows a close encounter with Kong, including a twist on an iconic Apocalypse Now shot:

We have John C. Reilly's character Hank (who's been trapped on the island for years) explaining how this field of bones is indeed a mass monster grave:

An enormous, bloody handprint makes Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman's characters reflect on their battle with giant monsters. Goodman might be doing some soul-searching over who the real monster is:

And finally (and most spoiler-filled), we have Goodman dropping the a major connection to Godzilla, since there will indeed be a Godzilla vs. Kong film down the line. Hard to tell whether this clip comes before or after Goodman's soul-searching in the last video:

The movie is officially the second film in Legendary's attempt at a cinematic universe, with Godzilla being first. Coming after will be Godzilla 2 and Godzilla vs. Kong, and then we'll see where the studios go from there.

Kong: Skull Island comes out March 10, 2017.
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