‘Kong: Skull Island’ Crossing $500M; Aims To Surpass ‘Godzilla’ and Peter Jackson’s ‘King Kong’
This weekend will see Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island pass the $500 million dollar mark and means that we could likely see a sequel once King Kong vs Godzilla is completed. Kong is aiming to surpass the box office returns of Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla and Peter Jackson’s King Kong by the end of the month.
What that could look like or when it’ll be set remains to be seen, along with if Jordan Vogt-Roberts will be back as director.
I think it would be interesting to make a prequel/sequel focusing on Will Brittain (Everybody Wants Some) and Miyavi (Unbroken), who play the young versions of Hank Marlow and Gunpei Ikari. Seeing the pair of pilots stranded on the island in the 1940s taking cues from the sci-fi classic Enemy Mine, being forced to rely on each other to survive the hostile environment.
Vogt-Roberts seems to share this desire as he stated this to CinemaBlend during an interview.
“I don’t exactly know where the world’s plans are. In fact, I keep joking that personally I’m more interested in doing a $30 million version of young John C. Reilly on the island. Just some weird, the odd-ball monster comedy with him and Gunpei. So I don’t really know where they’d take it from here.”
I’d also love to see this film involve the dinosaurs that were established to have inhabited Skull Island at one point. Pterodactyl, triceratops, brontosaurus, and tyrannosaurus rex have been established in the films.
What would you like to see in a Skull Island sequel?