Many still might not know that Kong: Skull Island is actually the second film set its universe. No, the first wasn’t Peter Jackson’s 2005 take on King Kong, but actually 2014’s Godzilla, directed by Rogue One’s Gareth Edwards. Today, via Yahoo Movies, we finally have our first clip from Skull Island that explicitly connects the two franchises.
In the video, John Goodman’s Bill Randa reveals to Samuel L. Jackson’s Lieutenant Colonel Packard that he’s a part of Project Monarch, the secret monster-hunting government organization introduced in the 2014 film. Keep in mind that the new Kong film takes place in 1971, so we have yet to see exactly how this all will fit together.
All we know for sure is that the two beasts will eventually meet and do battle in Godzilla vs. Kong, currently set for 2020. Next up after Skull Island is 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which recently added Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown to its cast and will be directed by Krampus’ Michael Dougherty.
If you haven’t already seen it, you can check out our thoughts on the new Kong film’s breathtaking Japanese poster here. You might also be interested to know that Skull Island’s version of the beast will be larger than ever.
Go ahead and watch the clip above, then check out the film’s final trailer below. Kong: Skull Island releases March 10 and stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly.