We all love King Kong, but one of things that’s great about him is he brings on a great set of other monsters with him. On the big screen, he’s setting up for a showdown with Godzilla, and at Universal Studios Orlando things are getting even crazier.
io9 is excited to exclusively debut a look a several of the creatures who’ll appear on the upcoming Skull Island: Reign of Kong ride at Islands of Adventure. They have awesome designs, and really even crazier backstories. Check them out, along with their official descriptions.
These carnivorous arachnids move throughout the swampy underworld of the island’s dark caverns, foraging for dead or injured creatures. The six-legged scavenger uses its crab-like claws to crush its prey before feasting on the remains.
The giant, slug-like Carnictis lacks eyes or facial features. But its gaping, oozing mouth—ringed with sharp, jagged teeth—is a distinguishing feature that allows this slow but relentless creature to feed on dead and wounded beings that have succumbed to the wretched, murky chasms of the island.
One of the largest and most aggressive cave-dwelling inhabitants on the island, the Decarnocimex will attack anything smaller or weaker that dares to cross its path. These vicious insects tear apart their prey with their razor-sharp mandibles and two-bladed forearms.
These are the largest flying predators on the island, with wingspans up to 10 feet. They live in colonies within the island’s interior caverns and are easily provoked. Spearing victims with lethal talons, they use large carnivorous fangs to penetrate anything—or anyone—caught in their jaws of death.
The V. Rex is the largest, most intimidating dinosaur that roams the island’s dense jungles. Despite its large, bulky head and tough leathery skin, it’s an agile predator, changing direction at high speeds and ripping into its prey with razor-sharp teeth.
Here’s a video, too:
Skull Island: Reign of Kong is scheduled to open this Summer.