The Cast of Kong: Skull Island Discovers It's a Very Dangerous Place

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While no giant gorilla actually appears in this footage, star Tom Hiddleston has promised us that King Kong will look as he never has before in the film. Nope, Skull Island ain’t no vacation spot.

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In this fresh behind-the-scenes cut, we get a few character introductions from Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and Jason Mitchell. Larson’s character, Weave,r is a photojournalist and a peace activist, so she’s probably getting along great with all the military men population this movie, right?

Actually, the most interesting comment comes from Corey Hawkins, who says that the 70s setting means layering “post-traumatic stress” of the Vietnam War into the characters.

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Katharine is the former managing editor of io9.

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I am still surprised this is set during the Vietnam War. For some reason, everything I’d read suggested it would be Victorian or 1920s-set.