KONG: SKULL ISLAND
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.