Going into this yearâ€™s San Diego Comic-Con, I had no real enthusiasm for Kong: Skull Island. Peter Jacksonâ€™s King Kong from 2005 didnâ€™t really do anything for me, and I had no real enthusiasm for the original like a lot of film/monster movie fans. Additionally, I was one of the viewers who was also let down by by 2014â€™s Godzilla.
While Godzilla was an okayfilm â€” I liked Godzilla herself well enough â€” I felt the time spent with the normal humans was completely dull. The idea of mixing King Kong and Godzilla into one big film, frankly, didnâ€™t interest me too much. Sure, on paper it seemed like a cool idea, but there was nothing that made me think it was different or innovative. I simply didnâ€™t care enough. When I saw the first footage of Kong: Skull Island, however, my tune changed. King Kong was gargantuan, the tone was serious and threatening â€” I simply wanted to see this film. I came away from SDCC with that having made the biggest impact on me.
Iâ€™m pretty much on board for whatever piece of marketing the studios throw my way, the most recent of which comes courtesy of Coming Soon. The outlet received a delivery from the studio behind Kong: Skull Island â€” a map of the titular Skull Island, and a letter from MONARCH, the organization in 2014â€™s Godzilla.
The map itself is worth checking out. In the past, the shape of the island was very blatantly a skull, but this one has a more creative look to it, one that looks more like a screaming mouth than a skull.
Check it out below.
But thatâ€™s not all the map had to offer. When held under a blacklight, there were more to see â€” the MONARCH logo, an image of a monster, and a message from John Goodmanâ€™s William Randa that reads:
â€œHis mouth is fire; his roar the floodwater; his breath is death. Enlil made him guardian of the Cedar Forest, To frighten off the mortal who would venture there. BUT WHO WOULD VENTURE THERE?â€
What could this all mean? Heck if I know. But it does make me wonder if there will be more overt references to Godzilla. Could there be an appearance? Thatâ€™s all up in the air, but I wouldnâ€™t put it past them to give us some sort of foreshadowing of the fight weâ€™ll see in the eventual Kong v. Godzilla flick.
What do you think? Will see see Godzilla in Kong: Skull Island? Let us know in the comments down below!
Kong: Skull Island hits theaters on March 10, 2017.
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SOURCE: Coming Soon