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The “Kong: Skull Island” premiere was as large as the icon itself

We love the Kong prints

Warner Bros. Pictures pulled-out all the stops for the U.S. premiere of “Kong: Skull Island” this week. The studio had ‘Kong-sized’ footprints made for the event, the tracks lead from the sunny beaches of California, all the way to the red-carpet in Hollywood. The cast and crew came out to meet with fans and support one another ahead of the film’s release date, speaking about their characters and the epic-scale of the film. Among those that attended the event in L.A. this week were stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson.

In the film, a mix of scientists, animal researchers, and soldiers travel to an island in the Pacific in search of the mythic beast. This is no ordinary island of course, the exotic local is home to other monstrous beasts, and Kong rules over all of them. The film was directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, working off a screenplay written by Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein. The film stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, and Kong. Also featured in the film are John Goodman and John C. Reilly. You can checkout the premiere below, or on our official YouTube channel. The video begins with a quick look at the Kong-prints we mentioned earlier, and ends with a few short words from the cast and crew.

“Kong: Skull Island” is the only major-release hitting the box-office this weekend, though FOX’s “Logan” will certainly be enough competition on its own. The films “Personal Shopper,” “Raw” and “The Sense of an Ending” are releasing alongside “Kong: Skull Island,” but only in limited theaters. Even if “Kong: Skull Island” wins the weekend, the film will have to fight off some serious competition next week. Disney is releasing the live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” nationwide next weekend, and “The Belko Experiment” is opening in about 1,200 locations. Also releasing next week is “T2: Trainspotting,” but only in select cities. “Kong: Skull Island” officially opens today, and is probably playing in several locations very close to you.