The groundwork is being laid for the upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong film as a new clip from the upcoming Kong: Skull Island just dropped some serious interconnected hints.
In this Kong: Skull Island preview, Samuel L. Jackson, who plays an Army colonel, holds John Goodman’s character at gunpoint, questioning him about his true intentions on the island. Goodman’s character, Randa, mentions he is part of an organization called Monarch, which is one of the super secret shadowy organizations that have played a part in so many movies. Monarch seeks to discover proof of ancient species who may still exist to this day. Randa also mentions the term M.U.T.O., which we first heard back in 2014’s Godzilla, and is the object of Monarch’s search. They are Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms and the organization aims to destroy them, by nefarious means if necessary.
Check out the clip below:
Expect a few other hints as to the tie-in Kong and Godzilla will have, leading up Godzilla: King Of Monsters on March 22, 2019, and the cross-over extravaganza of Godzilla vs. Kong, which will be hitting theaters on May 29, 2020.
Also, remember to stay in your seats for the entirety of Kong: Skull Island as it was just revealed that there is a post-credit sequence (doesn’t it feel like there always is now?) that promises not to disappoint any Kong or Kaiju fan. What the sequence is, remains to be seen so you’ll just have to wait a couple more weeks to find out. In the meantime check out the trailer for the film, and its collection of amazing theatrical posters, including an Apocalypse Now-style IMAX poster and an outrageous Japanese version.
Written by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy, and Derek Connolly, and directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the film also stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell, and Eugene Cordero.
Kong: Skull Island opens in U.S. theaters on March 10, 2017.
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