Official First Look At 'Kong: Skull Island' & Story Details

By Matt O'Bryant

Legendary Pictures have finally revealed the official first look at their upcoming adventure film Kong: Skull Island, plus some cool plot/character details for the film. The film will take place during "the Vietnam era" (1970s) and stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, and Thomas Mann. Check out some of the character and plot details below, plus a cool sneak peak/first look at the film in the video below.

  • Hiddleston is playing Captain James Conrad, a former British SAS officer who “understands nature and the ways of the jungle,” according to the actor himself, and leads an expedition to a mysterious island in the South Pacific – where he and his fellow explorers encounter “strange, new creatures, mythic beasts… and they have to get off the island alive.”
  • Larson is playing a character named Weaver (last name, presumably), who is a “photojournalist, an activist [who] wants to work with these [Skull Island] creatures rather than fight against them.”
  • Mitchell is playing a helicopter pilot who “has to build courage” over the course of the film.

Kong: Skull Island is set to hit theaters on March 10th, 2017.