Kong: Skull Island IMAX Featurette Delivers Biggest Kong of All-Time
One of the long-standing issues in a Godzilla versus Kong narrative is their size discrepancy. Judging on their most recent incarnations (Skull Island notwithstanding), Gareth Edwards Godzilla was roughly 350 feet tall, while Peter Jackson’s Kong was only a puny 25 feet fall. Naturally, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are more than aware about this, that’s likely why (or at least one of the reasons) that in Kong: Skull Island, which has already teased its connection to Godzilla and the upcoming battle between them, boasts the larger Kong ever committed to the screen. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has already gone on record with The Hollywood Reporter, promising them that this would be the King of all Kongs:
"This is going to be the biggest Kong there's ever been. Not 10 foot or 30 foot, but a 100-foot ape."
Kong’s historically massive size is a big part (pun intended) of the new IMAX featurette, in which star Tom Hiddleston drops the 100-foot figure himself. In fact, Skull Island positions its Kong story as one in which a myth comes to life, allowing the filmmakers the opportunity to turn Kong’s primordial home into a land of beasts and monsters, and a very dangerous one for the men, like Hiddleston’s Colonel James Conrad, to explore. Watching the biggest Kong of all time on the biggest screen imaginable seems like a good way to take in the film. This featurette represents the best look we’ve seen at the film yet, and it’s staggering.
Your synopsis: Colonel James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston) leads a team onto a primordial island to find a missing man and a mythical serum. Of course what they end up finding out is that Skull Island is inhabited by the colossal Kong, as well as bloodthirsty beasts who live below ground and feed upon anything that moves above it.
The rest of the cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham and Toby Kebbell.
Kong: Skull Island hits theaters on March 16.