King Kong Battles A Skull Crawler In New ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Clip

Kong: Skull Island

The second entry in Legendary and Warner Bros’ “MonsterVerse” is almost upon us, and to feed audiences’ interest, another clip of Kong: Skull Island has been released. Prepare to re-ignite the childish glee within – there’s nothing quite so engaging as a boss battle between a pair of oversized monsters.

However, as seen in the clip, Tom Hiddleston’s former British SAS captain is not quite so entertained by the spectacular fight. His character, one James Conrad, is running full tilt away from an enormous saurian creature called a ‘Skull Crawler’ alongside a group of his fellow adventurers, presumably also military types in over their head. They are saved from becoming lizard chow from none other than King Kong himself, who literally swoops in at the last minute to give the humans a chance to escape. I hope that works with Godzilla.

Check out the clip below:

King Kong is resplendent in some truly stunning CGI in the clip, but fans always want to know – what are his dimensions? How do we measure him against skyscrapers, helicopters and his ultimate monster foe? Well, it turns out this version of the giant gorilla is a lot bigger than his on-screen predecessors; a tweet from Warner Bros Japan has cleared that right up.

Take a look at the tweet here:

The tweet has set the titular character of Kong: Skull Island at a height of 31.6 metres, weighing 158 tonnes. So, needless to say, this mammoth King Kong is not your grandparents’ King Kong. Judging by the clip and the official reports of Kong’s size, Tom Hiddleston’s Conrad should be happy he’s on their side.

Kong: Skull Island was directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, Toby Kebbell, Jing Tian and John C. Reilly.

The film will be released in the United States on March 10th.


Annabel Hynes

Annabel Hynes

Journalism student and freelance writer. Watches too much TV.