It's been a day of stunning revelations as the biggest event in nerd-culture reaches is boiling point with San Diego Comic Con 2014.
This morning, during Legendary's panel after the teaser for Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak and a tease of GODZILLA 2 Legendary showed a very brief surprise with Skull Island.
The Skull Island teaser was incredibly brief, but it opened with a pan over a violent, storm-entrenched ocean while an ominous passage was read through narration. The camera then found an isolated island, also entrenched in storm, and as we crossed through the untouched trees, bypassed swinging monkeys, and flew with wild birds, we finally came upon Kong himself standing tall and pounding his chest.
Skull Island was last seen in Peter Jackson's 2005 remake King Kong and has yet to be fully explored past the KONG films.
The film is described to explore the origins of King Kong, the last of his kind by the time the film ever reach him; but in the 2005 prequel novel, "Kong: Island of the Skull", the island and it's culture are explored in horrifying and intense detail, leading to believe this could find some inspiration from the novel.
Also to note, in the same novel, the Skull Islanders speak the language of the Old Ones, from H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos- which Legendary will also be adapting in At the Mountains of Madness so could Kong, Godzilla, and Cthulhu find themselves in the same universe? Time will tell.
Joruney to Skull Island on November 4, 2016.