At the time, we wished Hollywood had attempted to withhold the image until the film’s release, therefore making the ape’s appearance a slight surprise.
Apparently, the studio didn’t hear us, as the new trailer features a whole lot of Kong. Not only that, however, but numerous other monsters that would typically have been held back for dramatic effect are revealed, including the villainous ‘skull crawlers,’ introduced by John C. Reilly’s comic relief character.
There’s also a scene in which Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson’s characters have a seemingly friendly interaction with Kong - debatable whether that’s a spoiler considering every past Kong has been friendly at some stage.
Speaking about the film in an interview, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts addressed how the film will pay homage to Kong’s many on-screen appearances, saying there will be “subtle nods” to the 1933 film.
“Kong’s always been a little bit tragic,” Vogt-Roberts added. “You can’t tell exactly from the still, but the way that he walks on the island, the way that he goes from place to place, I wanted to communicate something about his headspace and about the way that, in certain ways, he’s the protector of this island and then in other ways he’s killing time.
“The way he lumbers, the way that he drags himself from place to place, there’s an exhaustion to him. There’s obviously a huge power to him, but there’s a sadness”.
Kong: Skull Island hits cinemas 10 March 2017.
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