Kong: Skull Island Experience Heading to Comic-Con

Warner Bros. has announced that Kong: Skull Island is coming to San Diego Comic-Con this weekend in the form of an interactive exhibit. Released in March, Kong: Skull Island was a smash hit out of the gate for Warner Bros., and went on to earn more than $566 million in global ticket sales during its theatrical run.

A follow-up film to studio's 2014 blockbuster hit Godzilla (which earned more than $529 million globally), Kong: Skull Island - starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman - further helped lay the foundation for Warner Bros.' new MonsterVerse by examining the origins of the monolithic beast and the mysterious island he inhabited.

To help commemorate Kong: Skull Island's release on Blu-ray Tuesday, the studio and Legendary Entertainment announced on Twitter that the Kong: Skull Island Experience would be featured at Comic-Con this weekend. According to the Unofficial SDCC Blog, the exhibit will be called the "Monarch Containment Zone," which will house gigantic bones of Kong's ancestors.

Related: Kong: Skull Island Blu-ray Artwork & Special Features Revealed

Fans will also be able to enter the Iwi temple to unearth the mysteries of Skull Island, as well as "navigate the beast-infested jungles of the island for a close encounter with the mighty Kong himself." Naturally, the props for the experience are life-sized, so fans will able to take photos in front of the palm of King Kong's very large left hand.

— Kong: Skull Island (@kongskullisland) July 18, 2017

Parks and Cons captured some of the exhibit as it was being assembled (see above), and among the props caught on video was a skull of one of Kong's ancestors, which appeared big enough for two of the crew members to crawl in each of its empty eye sockets. Faux jaw fragments from a prehistoric beast were captured on video as well. The exhibit will be featured near Comic-Con on the lawn of the Omni hotel, says the blog. The experience will be open to convention-goers everyday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday through Sunday.

While such events as panels with big name actors and filmmakers obviously provide more excitement than fans can hope for at Comic-Con, the Kong: Skull Island Experience promises to be a unique diversion from the packed convention halls in southern California. It promises to put people closer than ever to the unique environs of Kong: Skull Island, and with any luck, there will be more information about the MonsterVerse in store for them as they re-enter Comic-Con with Godzilla: King of the Monsters just over a year and a half away.

Kong, of course, will return to the big screen in Godzilla vs. Kong.

NEXT: How Skull Island Sets Up Godzilla Vs. King Kong & the MonsterVerse

Source: Parks and ConsUnofficial SDCC Blog, Warner Bros.

Key Release Dates
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) release date: Mar 22, 2019
  • Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) release date: May 22, 2020
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