Today at the San Diego Comic-Con, Legendary Pictures ended their panel with a tease of an as yet unheard of film, Skull Island. Now Skull Island isn't exactly unheard of. The island is the infamous home to King Kong.
Now why would I be talking about movie reveal at Comic-Con on here? Well for those following news out of Universal Orlando, you'd know there is some not-so-secret construction going on near Jurassic Park in the Islands of Adventure. That construction has also been widely rumored to be a new King Kong attraction.
If you follow movie news you might have heard that Legendary Pictures recently ended their deal with Warner Brothers after producing films like Christopher Nolan's Batman films, 300, Pacific Rim, Godzilla, and many other awesome films. Now Legendary has a deal with Universal. Legendary and Universal already have a few films in the pipeline including Jurassic World and Crimson Peak. Add one more to that list with Skull Island.
The deal with Universal was signed a little over a year ago so it would be hard to think that the recent construction and the new film are a coincidence. The new film won't likely share any elements from Peter Jackson's 2005 King Kong film which is featured on Universal Hollywood's tram ride. So expect an all new Kong and a different feel altogether.
It's hard to say when Universal will make the inevitable announcement that the new land is Skull Island but I think we can expect something a little wider in scope than just a new Kong ride. Skull Island is slated to be in theaters November 6th, 2016. Plenty of time for Universal to finish the new area.