Two new Kong: Skull Island set videos have been shared online! This time, the videos show a squad of what look to be Bell UH-1 Iroquois military helicopters, which were first introduced in the late 50's (1959). This might suggest that part of, if not all of Kong: Skull Island takes place sometime in the late 1950s- early 1960s. The choppers are being tailed by a fourth helicopter which is used for filming the flight sequences. Unfortunately past the footage of the helicopters flying overhead, there isn't really much else this can tell us about the film's plot.
Since Legendary have announced that Kong: Skull Island will tie into the third Godzilla sequel it's possible the squad of helicopters could belong to the Monarch organization - the secret group present in Gareth Edwards' Godzilla (2014). This would also suggest a plausible backstory for Kong's origins - which this film is apparently setting out to do. Our assumption is that Kong's species existed millions of years ago, like the Godzilla species, in a time when the Earth was very radioactive. It's possible Skull Island has preserved this species, along with other massive creatures. If Legendary, Universal and Warner Brothers are trying to keep the continuity between both franchises in light of their recent partnership, this would be and likely is going to be the reasoning behind Kong's existence.
Another video of "Kong: Skull Island" 2nd Unit filming at Kualoa Ranch. This time with the film chopper following. pic.twitter.com/Y5r5N21tLa— Reel Tours Hawaii (@reeltourshawaii) November 11, 2015
More riveting, edge of your seat exciting video of "Kong: Skull Island" 2nd unit filming helicopters!!!! LOL! pic.twitter.com/dtvsXb7H4f— Reel Tours Hawaii (@reeltourshawaii) November 11, 2015
In addition to the new set videos, we know some action scenes have already been filmed, involving lots of gunfire. Check out some tweets below:
It's going down, y'all. See you on the other side. pic.twitter.com/CSxaG5vSDU— girl, interrupted. (@gailinterrupted) November 9, 2015
Special thanks to RTH on Twitter for the coverage!
Kong: Skull Island March 10th, 2017
More about Kong: Skull Island (movie)
Kong: Skull Island is a new King Kong film set in the new Legendary / Warner Brothers / Universal Pictures Kaiju cinematic universe. Acting as a blood relative and somewhat of a sequel to 2014's Godzilla, Skull Island will introduce King Kong like never before.
In March 2017, the producers of Godzilla transport audiences to the birthplace of one of the most powerful monster myths of all in KONG: SKULL ISLAND, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.
When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Kong: Skull Island's release date is March 10th, 2017.
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