The streaming giant unveiled this image on their Twitter page during their big “Geek Week” celebration and it’s a pretty effective teaser, showing the scope of Kong in a simple footprint. Is this a period story? If so, what time period are we looking at? Did Quentin Tarantino’s eyes light up when he saw this footprint? These are the important questions that Netflix has so far refused to answer.
As cool as Kong himself is, the real draw for me in this series is getting to explore more of Skull Island itself. Stop-motion effects legend Willis O’Brien had a field day with the dinosaurs and creatures back in the original film and Peter Jackson and his Weta crew doubled down on the creepy crawlies that inhabit Kong’s home in the 2005 remake. And then there’s the Jordan Vogt-Roberts “Kong: Skull Island” film that gave us a whole new look at the place. But even with all that, I still feel like there’s so much history, so many creatures, and so much more to explore in this fantastical place. Give me more giant bugs that make my skin crawl, crazy, man-eating dinosaurs, and weird creatures that can absolutely thrive in an anime format.
“Skull Island” does not have an announced release date just yet, but Forbes has reported that it’s expected to drop later in 2022.