7 Fascinating bits of Kong: Skull Island Movie Trivia

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Get ready for some fascinating Kong: Skull Island movie trivia! We’re sharing everything you need to know about this upcoming reboot featuring Hollywood’s largest primate! The monster movie will hit theaters on March 10, 2017. It focuses on a group of soldiers and explorers who travel to an uncharted Pacific Ocean island, known as Skull Island, unaware of what resides on the island. Kong: Skull Island is the 2nd movie in Legendary Entertainment’s MonsterVerse, with the 2014 Godzilla being the 1st. Here is some interesting trivia from the movie Kong: Skull Island.

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Kong: Skull Island Movie Trivia

Both J.K. Simmons and Michael Keaton were set to be in the film’s cast. However, both actors had to drop out because of scheduling conflicts. Samuel L. Jackson was later cast as Lieutenant Colonel Packard, the role that was offered to Simmons and John C. Reilly was later cast as Ralph, the role that was offered to Keaton.


Filming for Kong: Skull Island started on October 19, 2015 and concluded on March 18, 2016. Some of the filming took place at the Kauloa Ranch in Oahu, Hawaii. Some of the scenes in the 2015 movie Jurassic World were also filmed at the Kauloa Ranch. The ranch may also look familiar to fans of the TV show Lost.


The original release date for Kong: Skull Island was supposed to be November 4, 2016. On December 12, 2014, it was changed to the current date of March 10, 2017. Also, the original title of the movie was simply going to be titled Skull Island until it was eventually changed to the current title of Kong: Skull Island. The movie release date was changed so that it would not compete with two other big movies being released that day: Doctor Strange and Trolls.

Jordan Vogt- Roberts is the director of Kong: Skull Island. This will be his first feature film that he directs and his 3rd movie overall. He also directed the 2013 independent movie titled The Kings of Summer and the 2014 stand-up comedy movie titled Nick Offerman: American Ham.

Samuel L. Jackson, who plays the role of Lieutenant Colonel Packard and Tom Hiddleston, who plays the role of Captain James Conrad, have both starred in two other movies together. In 2011, Jackson played the role of Nick Fury, while Hiddleston played the role of Loki in the movie Thor. In 2012, Jackson and Hiddleston played their same roles in the movie The Avengers. The two are also set to reprise these roles in the 2018 movie Avengers: Infinity War.

Previously, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman, who plays the role of William Randa, also appeared in the 1989 movie Sea of Love together, where Jackson played the role of Black Guy and Goodman played the role of Detective Sherman Touhey.


John Goodman and Brie Larson, who plays the role of Weaver, also appeared in the 2014 movie The Gambler together, where Goodman played the role of Frank and Larson played the role of Amy Phillips.

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7 thoughts on “7 Fascinating bits of Kong: Skull Island Movie Trivia

  1. This sounds like an interesting movie. It isn’t something that I would normally watch based on titles but I might have to check it out.

  2. We’ve seen all the King Kong movies and we’re surely not going to miss this one. Thanks for the trivia. Kauloa Ranch is beautiful!

  3. I always find it fascinating to find out who a part was set to go to originally, it happens so often! Sometimes you wish the originals had kept it and other times the performer who ends up taking the role makes it their own so you couldn’t care less who the originals were! 🙂

    Great Post!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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