‘Kong: Skull Island’ Comic Tie-In To Explore Kong’s Origins

Kong Skull Island

“This is our chance to finally discover how Kong became king. Do you want to know the truth?”

To expand on their MonsterVerse, Legendary Entertainment has released a trailer for the upcoming tie-in comic for Kong: Skull Island, titled Skull Island: Birth of Kong. The comic, which will be set twenty years in the future and follows father/son duo Houston and Aaron Brooks as they head back to Skull Island with the intent to discover more about Kong’s mysterious origins.

You can watch the trailer for the comic below!

In 1971, a secretive organization known as Monarch finds an island that is shrouded in mystery and identified as the origin for new species. The resulting expedition to the island reveals that a giant monstrous ape named Kong is at the centre of a battle for dominion over the island, against the apex predators, nicknamed “Skullcrawlers”, responsible for wiping out his kind. As the expedition crew makes plans to fight for survival against Kong and the other monsters on the island, some of them begin to see that Kong is worth saving.

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the film stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Jing Tian, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Toby Kebbell and John C. Reilly.

Kong: Skull Island is still currently playing in theaters. Skull Island: Birth of Kong, written by Arvid Nelson with art by Zid,  will be available April 12.

Source: Legendary via ComicBook.com

10 ‘Godzilla’ Kaiju That Need To Be In The MonsterVerse

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MonsterVerse With both 2014’s Godzilla and this year’s Kong: Skull Island managing to outperform expectations, the MonsterVerse from Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers is off to a good start. That being said, there’s room for growth amongst the roster of kaiju – thus far, only five classic kaiju have been confirmed to exist in the MonsterVerse: Godzilla, King Kong, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah, and of those, we’ve only seen two of them in action. Should the series continue to succeed, the setting’s going to need more than original monsters like the M.U.T.O. and the Skullcrawlers – it will need to pull in some fan-favorite monsters from the classic creature features to keep things interesting. Here are ten of Toho’s best kaiju that would make fine additions to the MonsterVerse, with explanations of who they are and why they need to be a part of the setting.

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