Kong: Skull Island Theatrical Trailer (2017)


Theatrical Trailer for Kong: Skull Island.

When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.

Legendary Pictures first announced back in July of 2014 at the San Diego Comic-Con that they would be releasing a King Kong origin story. It was initially titled Skull Island and set to be released on November 4, 2016. Then, on December 12, 2014 the studio announced they had re-titled the film Kong: Skull Island.

Kong Skull Island Final Trailer Screen Shot 1
Director Vogt-Roberts stated that he wanted Kong to look simple and iconic enough that a third grader could draw him and it would still be recognizable. Vogt-Roberts also wanted Kong to feel like a "lonely God, he was a morose figure, lumbering around this island" and took the design back to the 1933 incarnation where Kong was presented as a "bipedal creature that walks in an upright position." Vogt-Roberts additionally stated, "If anything, our Kong is meant to be a throwback to the ’33 version. [Kong] was a movie monster, so we worked really hard to take some of the elements of the ’33 version, some of those exaggerated features, some of those cartoonish and iconic qualities, and then make them their own…We created something that to some degree served as a throwback to the inspiration for what started all of this, but then also [had] it be a fully unique and different creature that — I would like to think — is fully contained and identifiable as the 2017 version of King Kong. I think there are very modern elements to him, yet hopefully he feels very timeless at the same time."

Talk about a home-run trailer (reference to the last scene)! This trailer is near perfect for the film. Kong looks amazing, the skull crawlers look like formidable opponents and the cast brings everything together.

The sound editing on this trailer is spot on. It helps build up the trailer with all the action to the final scene where Kong takes on a skull crawler, which is an amazing scene. Kong is such a bad ass grabbing the large tree, stripping of the branches and crushing the skull crawler in the head.

It is non stop action packed plus it does a great job at setting up the back story. If you just watched this trailer you would know exactly what the film is about plus it makes you want to rush out and see it...exactly what I will be doing opening weekend!

2 min 23 sec


Posted On
February 27, 2017
Jordan Vogt-Roberts

John Gatins

Warner Bros Pictures

March 10, 2017
Tom Hiddleston
Samuel L. Jackson
Brie Larson
John Goodman
John C. Reilly
Trailer Tracks
"We've Gotta Get Out of This Place"
The Animals

Log In to Comment
Embed Video
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="//cdn.traileraddict.com/css/rembed.css"><div class="outer-embed-ta"><iframe width="100%" src="//v.traileraddict.com/117184" allowfullscreen="true" webkitallowfullscreen="true" mozallowfullscreen="true" scrolling="no" class="embed-ta"></iframe></div> <p><a href="https://www.traileraddict.com/kong-skull-island/theatrical-trailer">Theatrical Trailer</a> for <a href="https://www.traileraddict.com/kong-skull-island">Kong: Skull Island</a> on <a href="https://www.traileraddict.com">TrailerAddict</a>.</p>