Kong: Skull Island And Its Sneaky References To Godzilla In New TV Spot

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While we have posted plenty of updates about the soon to be released monster movie Kong: Skull Island, what you may not know is that this film is part of a ‘MonsterVerse’ franchise that is being created.

Lionsgate Studio will weave together a layered universe, and hopefully do it as well as the leaders in the field Marvel, and fans are intrigued as to what it will look like.

The new television spot does in fact reference the first film (which was Godzilla, released back in 2014). In the spot, which is called Reign, we hear John Goodman’s character Bill Randa talking about all the ships and planes that have disappeared in and around Skull Island. He goes on to say, “the 1954 Nuclear Tests weren’t tests…. they were trying to kill something.”

Now while we could assume he means Kong, who they are actually talking about is Godzilla. The clip also shows the Monarch Sciences footage of the bombs going into the water. The awesome thing is that 1954 is the very year Godzilla made his debut in Japan.

For fans of kaiju (that’s the Japanese term for these giant monsters) it will great if they can weave the two together without being too overt. No one likes a shoved-in-your-face reference or to be treated like noobs – DC I am looking at you.

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Kong: Skull Island is a re-imagining of the myth that is King Kong. The synopsis reads: a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific — as beautiful as it is treacherous— unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.

Kong: Skull Island stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly as well as Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz and Thomas Mann. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy and Derek Connolly.

Kong: Skull Island is in cinemas on March 10 2017. It expected that Godzilla 2 will be released around March 2018. MonsterVerse – that’s essentially Godzilla v Kong, is slated for May 2020.

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