One question that has been bothering those who have looked far enough down the release calendar to see a Godzilla Vs King Kong movie scheduled for 2020 is the question of scale. As the movie will be set in the same continuity established in 2014’s Godzilla film, we know that the giant mutant lizard is about 350 feet tall. But we have always seen Kong in past films as much smaller.
Well, Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has the answer. Speaking to EW about the film’s release next year, he revealed –
In terms of actual size, our Kong is by far the biggest Kong. Peter Jackson’s Kong was around 25 feet. The ‘33 Kong ranged between 25 feet and 50 feet, I want to say he was 50-plus feet when he was on the Empire State Building. He varied in size dramatically! The ’70s Kong was somewhere between them.
To get an idea of what Vogt-Roberts and crew are planning, take a look below at the first officially released still for the film.
From the size of the skull, you can tell that things on this island are much bigger than audiences are used to with traditional Kong lore. Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong that you’ve seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island.
Vogt-Roberts also elaborates on another thing that will be different about his version of the Kong story versus ones that have come previously.
We’re very explicitly not telling the beauty and the beast story. The original is a classic, the ’70s version is great for what it is, and Peter’s version is a great retelling of the 1933 film.
So I guess we should not be expecting Brie Larson’s war photographer character to get all carried away as it were.
Kong: Skull Island opens March 10, 2017. With the cast scheduled to be at San Diego Comic Con this weekend, I would not be surprised if we get a trailer in the next few days.