One of the big questions ever since it was announced that iconic movie monsters Godzilla and King Kong would be having a crossover event film was how in the world a thirty-foot King Kong would be able to take on a Godzilla the size of skyscrapers. In almost every iteration we’ve seen of Kong, he’s just big enough to fit an adult female in his hand. While this is by no means small, this version of the character simply wouldn’t stand up against Godzilla — a creature whose most recent interpretation was the largest to date (around 106 meters, or 350 feet).
Speculation ran rampant about how the studios could make it work. Perhaps there was some freak nuclear accident that shrank Godzilla or grew Kong (I’m not kidding, these were real theories).
At the recent CinemaCon, KONG: SKULL ISLAND director Jordon Vogt-Roberts gave us something of an answer, revealing that this version of Kong wouldn’t be your normal-sized beast.
“This is going to be the biggest Kong there’s ever been. Not 10 foot or 30 foot, but a 100-foot ape.”
That’s quite the substantial upgrade from your typical Kong, and one can only imagine the kind of havoc this version of Kong will wreak on Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, and John C. Reilly in the upcoming film. In 2005, we had a glimpse just how brutal a modern day King Kong could be. Up that by roughly 300%, and we may have a better understanding of how destructive this version could be.
It’s worth noting that this still puts Kong at quite the disadvantage against Godzilla, who is, once again, roughly 350 feet tall. That being said, this at least puts Kong in the game a bit more than a 30-foot ape, and the size difference between the two is sure to make a more dynamic bout come 2020 when the crossover film hits theaters.
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KONG: SKULL ISLAND is set to hit theaters on March 10, 2017.
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