Well, if eager fans thought they didn’t get enough King Kong in previous trailers and teasers of Kong: Skull Island, they have nothing to worry about in the film’s latest trailer.
Late Wednesday evening, the second trailer for the new monster film was released. In it, the ominous tone that originally draped the trailer is substituted by a slight comedic presence, courtesy of the introduction of John C. Reilly.
Like Peter Jackson‘s version of Kong, the island the oversized gorilla inhabits is co-occupied by native humans. Reilly’s character—a deranged, stranded sea captain, it appears—is among them, allowing both present and past to connect.
Unlike Jackson’s version, though, this island doesn’t just have dinosaurs and unnecessarily large insects. Reilly’s character expositionally tells us what the real enemy is on the island.
“Kong’s God on the island, but the devils live below us,” Reilly’s character says. “I call them skull-crawlers.”
Yeah, these aren’t just slithering, cyst-incarnate worms that pop out of the ground and latch onto a flailing Andy Serkis; no, these things crawl on all fours. Yet, these new creatures still seem to preserve a prehistoric sense to them.
So, if you’re looking for another world-devastating, monster-fighting flick, look no further. If this trailer is at all reminiscent of 2014’s Godzilla, that might be because three of that film’s producers are producing Kong. Thomas Tull, Josh Jashni and Mary Parent all join director Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
But Jackson’s King Kong is probably what fans will be comparing this new iteration with most. Jackson’s version grossed about $20 million more than Gozilla. It also got a whopping 84 percent on RottenTomatoes.com.