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Legendary’s 2016 Mystery Film Revealed: A King Kong Skull Island Movie

Legendary’s 2016 Mystery Film Revealed: A King Kong Skull Island Movie

So much for those Namor rumors tied to a 2016 event picture! There were more details coming from Legendary’s Comic-Con panel this afternoon in San Diego, including footage of Michael Mann’s “Black Hat,” Duncan Jones’ “Warcraft,” and teaser footage and announcements from Gareth Edwards’ “Godzilla 2.” Perhaps most notably, Legendary announced plans to release a new King Kong movie.

There were not many details beyond a possible, unconfirmed “King Kong: Skull Island” title, and a press release that read: “Previous works have touched on the island, but exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions. The film will be released on November 4, 2016.”

Slated for a November 4, 2016 release, this is the Legendary mystery movie that many had believed would be a superhero tentpole featuring Marvel Comic’s very first character, Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner (turns out Universal doesn’t actually own the rights to it, Marvel does… sort of, it’s complicated). Teaser footage was shown very briefly, and no director or cast has been announced yet.

With the success of "Godzilla" and "Pacific Rim," Legendary has shown great prowess with respect to reviving the "gigantic monster" genre. And it has been widely speculated that since Legendary owns both properties now, we may see a Kong and Godzilla showdown at some point.

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Will we get a trailer for it?? And will Kong be back in the new one??

Jorge Gabriel

Pois Em 2014 Que É Esse Ano. Lançou o Trailer de Kong. Mas Ele É De Pedra Ou Rocha Por Exemplo.


This is interesting. There have been rumors floating around that they are already in the process of construction on a "Skull Island / King Kong" attraction at Universal – Islands of Adventure in Florida. Similar to the California King Kong attraction, but it still didn't make sense why they would build it "now". This suddenly makes it makes sense.


Isn't genre aficionado Neil Marshall doing this?

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