Jimmy Kimmel landed another exclusive trailer last night for the upcoming Kong: Skull Island. I’m torn between this is going to be good or so horrifically bad, it’s great. At the very least the soundtrack is a winner. A little CCR to get everything rolling? Sign me up.

Hey, Loki is there. Samuel L. Jackson playing Samuel L. Jackson. Say monster one more damn time. Do they speak English on Skull Island?

And John C. Reilly’s character from Step Brothers evidently quit Prestige Worldwide, fixed the boat and knows Kong is king around the island. Was that supposed to be subtle Warner Bros?

The film does have the best damn theatrical posters I’ve seen in a long time.

kong skull island poster

Kong: Skull Island does follow the Godzilla film series, and that makes for one hilarious YouTube comment from user Hank Pym:

Godzilla: You were never a god. You were never even a man!
Kong: Save Mothra!

Batman v Superman will never be able to live that down. It’s forever ingrained in the commenters that obviously have their jokes in a folder ready to go at any moment.

Samuel L. Jackson cast in a movie? Someone should erase Snakes on a Plane from existence.

Past that, it turns into your normal YouTube comment section.

Kong: Skull Island

It seems Hollywood is finally catching onto to the idea that you don’t have to stack summer with every tentpole. It turns out people will head to theaters no matter the date. And it gives 50/50 films a chance to rack up box office receipts instead of bombing out.

Kong: Skull Island releases on March 10, 2017, against little competition. There will be some holdover from Logan the previous weekend and the following weekend is the live action Beauty and the Beast.

The premise is pretty basic. In the 1970s, a 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 are crossing into the domain of the mythical giant gorilla known as Kong.

Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros. is reintroducing Kong for the 2020 film, Godzilla vs. Kong. The Legendary/Warner Bros. partnership will continue around this cinematic universe that will build on the super-species – both classic and new.

It’s a smart play with comic book movies heading towards a saturation point. Use an established IP, but stay outside the lane of the glut of DC and Marvel movies heading our way.

Sound off in the comments on the trailer. Hyped for the film? Or, are you like me and feeling cautiously optimistic it will be a good popcorn movie?

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