While we knew that Kong: Skull Island would inhabit the same cinematic universe as Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla movie, we weren’t sure how prominent the connection would be. On this note, the latest poster appears to double up as a piece of viral marketing.
Ostensibly a map of the eponymous home of Kong, if you shine a light on it then you get a surprise in the form of various annotated notes from the bods at Monarch, the name of which you might recall from Godzilla. In case you can’t read the writing here, this is what it says:
“His 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?”
Who said this is unclear, but considering the aforementioned description, we can’t see how it’s referring to anyone other than Godzilla. Plus, it hints at Kong’s purpose: effectively to protect the world from the giant lizard. We’re guessing this warning will be ignored…
Check out the official synopsis for Kong: Skull Island – directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson, Toby Kebbell, John Goodman, John C Reilly, Corey Hawkins and Vivienne Taylor – below:
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Kong: Skull Island” reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”).
In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific – as beautiful as it is treacherous – unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.
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