The upcoming King Kong reboot, Kong: Skull Island, will officially be apart of the same universe as 2014’s Godzilla. Confused? Don’t be. While the 2014 film was set in the present day, Kong is set in the 1970’s, an interesting time to say the least. The film’s director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts has gone on record to say how he wanted to create a Kong movie in the vein of a Vietnam War film. So, setting the picture in such a time makes an incredible amount of sense. Now, one question that is not only on my lips, but may also be on yours, is how the hell does Kong, the animal, get from the 70s to now? We may, finally, have our answer.
Since Marvel Studios launched their Marvel Cinematic Universe with 2008’s Iron Man, the ‘post-credit scene’ has become the landmark of franchise filmmaking. That, and big blue beams in the sky. Of course, Marvel were not the first people to do such a thing, their post-credit scenes have, instantly, become iconic as they help establish future storylines and introduce some bigger characters.
It appears that Kong: Skull Island will join the ranks as the film will feature a “awesome” post-credit scene. Thanks to the Editor-in-Chief of the Splash Report, it appears that we have confirmation on the matter. You can check out his tweet below:
— Kellvin_Chavez (@Kellvin_Chavez) February 14, 2017
Before Kong and Godzilla go up against each other on May 29, 2020, a Godzilla follow-up, King of the Monsters, will grace the silver screen. Now, the main question is this: Will this stinger set up a future Kong film, or will it tie the gaps between Skull Island and Godzilla Vs. Kong? That remains to be seen, but either scenario would make sense. As ScreenRant points out, it would make a lot of sense for Warners Bros. to produce two movies for either character, before jumping to the big battle between them.
What do you guys think? Are you excited to check out Kong: Skull Island?
You can check out the latest film in Warner Bros’ MonsterVerse when it lands in theatres on March 10, 2017.