Kong: Skull Island is getting close to us, so director Jordan Vogt-Roberts sat down with Entertainment Weekly to talk about the direction this prequel will take.
The site also gave us our first look at Kong and, spoiler alert, he’s a gigantic gorilla:
He looks great, but about as expected. What’s more interesting about the EW article is what Vogt-Roberts had to say about Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, about monster movies in general, and how he is ready to throw all sorts of action in our face:
We’re also fundamentally not playing the same game that Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla did and most monster movies do, which I’m sort of sick of the notion that a monster movie needs to wait an hour or 40 minutes until the creature shows up. Kong traditionally does not show up in these movies until very, very late, and the monster traditionally does not show up until very, very late in a monster movie, so a lot of these movies tend to have this structure that’s a bit of a slow burn. Something about this movie made me want to reject that and play a very, very different game.
This, on top of the cast that includes Brie Larson, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, John C. Reilly, and Corey Hawkins, and I am all the way in on this one.
Kong: Skull Island opens March 10 next year.