KONG: SKULL IS­LAND

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We didn’t get a proper full-length view of the epony­mous go­rilla – all we can tell is he’s re­ally big – but Skull Is­land’s Hall H panel did re­veal a bit more about next year’s re­boot of the king of the big-screen mon­sters. The trailer shows a real Apoc­a­lypse Now vibe, all he­li­copters and jun­gles, and shows off the movie’s ’70s set­ting: “It was the last time where myth could still ex­ist,” said di­rec­tor Jor­dan Vogt-Roberts.

As for work­ing with an over­sized ape, co-star John Good­man would say only this: “You al­ways had to call him Kong or Mr Kong. You couldn’t call him by his name, which is Leo. But when the chips are down he’s a hell of a per­former. He’s got the goods. He won’t do press, though. He won’t ever do press.”

Af­ter see­ing a skull that size, we’d rec­om­mend get­ting on the next boat.

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