When the first trailer for Kong: Skull Island premiered at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this summer, it looked as though it came with a simple, entertaining premise: the US Army vs. the king on an island in the middle of the Pacific. A new trailer premiered last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and it looks as though the movie will be introducing a whole host of new monsters.
The trailer shows off more of the premise: some scientists are headed to an island in the South Pacific. "The place where myth and science meet," John Goodman intones as slides go up on a projector. Samuel L. Jackson and his soldiers are bored. The team wants to drop bombs on the island to help map it, and that angers the island’s chief resident, Kong.
"You don't go into someone's house and start dropping bombs unless you're picking a fight."
The trailer sets up what looks to be a solid blend of monster action, but also quite a bit of humor. Set in the same world as Gareth Edward’s 2014 film Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island appears to be taking on a similar structure: introduce the main monster and throw it against some other monsters.
That in and of itself would set up a thrilling movie, but once the team meets a stranded pilot in the form of John C. Riley, who explains that Kong is the king of the island, but notes that there are also some other monsters living below the surface. Mayhem ensues as the team gets into some more trouble as they’re trying to survive.
Kong: Skull Island will hit theaters on March 10th, 2017.