The streaming giant revealed this image on their Twitter page during their big “Geek Week” celebration and it’s a pretty effective teaser, showing Kong’s reach in a simple footprint. Is this a historical story? If so, which period are we looking at? Did Quentin Tarantino’s eyes sparkle when he saw this footprint? These are the key questions Netflix has so far refused to answer.
As cool as Kong itself is, the real draw of this series is that I get to explore more of Skull Island itself. Stop-motion effects legend Willis O’Brien had a field day with the dinosaurs and creatures in the original film, and Peter Jackson and his Weta crew went double on the creepy critters that inhabit Kong’s house in the 2005 remake. And then there’s the Jordan Vogt-Roberts “Kong: Skull Island” movie that gave us a whole new look at the place. But even with all that, I still feel that there is so much history, so many creatures and so much more to discover in this amazing place. Give me more giant bugs that make my skin crawl, wacky man-eating dinosaurs and weird creatures that can absolutely thrive in an anime format.
“Skull Island” doesn’t have an announced release date yet, but Forbes has reported that it’s expected to be released later in 2022.