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New Kong: Skull Island Clip Connects to Future Godzilla Fight

"Monsters exist." This would seem stating the obvious, but, for Lieutenant Colonel Packard (Samuel L. Jackson), this seems to come as something of a surprise in this new Kong: Skull Island clip, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. He’s pointing a gun at Bill Randa (John Goodman) and trying to get to the bottom of what, exactly, the deal is with Skull Island. The deal, according to Randa, is that Skull Island represents a kind of primordial throwback, where ancient species that had “owned this earth long before mankind, and if we keep our heads buried in the sand, they’ll take it back.”

Randa is part of an agency called Monarch, which specializes in the hunt for “massive unidentified terrestrial organisms.” You might recall that Monarch is the same agency that first appeared in Gareth Edwards 2014 Godzilla, the very organization that sent Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins characters to the Philippines to investigate a caved-in mine. That’s where they discovered the skeleton of a massive member of Godzilla’s species. The fact that Landa works for Monarch here is a through line between Godzilla, King Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla vs. King Kong, that Warner Bros. will be releasing in 2019.

Unfortunately for Packard, in order to learn about King Kong’s existence on Skull Island, he has to lose a bunch of his men. The film follows a team of explorers, led by Colonel James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston), with Packard’s men assisting, as they venture onto the 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 Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham and Toby Kebbell. What we've seen thus far is very encouraging, with Kong rendered as impressively as we've ever seen on film, and the rest of the island's mythical creatures holding their own on screen as well. 

Kong: Skull Island hits theaters on March 16. 

Featured image courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures.

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