Published: July 28, 2014 at 6:14 AMWhilst the new land and attraction gets me very excited I really hope the new Kong film is better than the last one. Much as I love Peter Jackson his King Kong was an over-wrought bloated monster of a film and not one that inspires much love or admiration.
Published: July 28, 2014 at 6:17 AMSince everyone is rushing to build cinematic universes like the Marvel/"Avengers" proven model, expect Legendary to also jump in that game. They also own the rights to Godzilla, and made an announcement at Comic Con that the "Godzilla" sequel would feature Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah. I wouldn't be surprised at all if the follow up to "Skull Island" and "Godzilla 2" was a new version of "King Kong VS Godzilla." The only problem they'll have to work out is that in these new films, Godzilla is much bigger than he was in the 1960's. He would tower over tiny little Kong!
Published: July 28, 2014 at 6:59 AMI hope that Islands gets a new Jurassic World attraction and Kong takes over Disaster at the studios. They could theme it to New York and the 8th wonder of the world scene.
I'm not happy about them squeezing out Jurassic Park on both sides. I think Kong fits better in the studios and in the big city. A giant ape fighting Dino's is stupid. What's next Optimus Prime riding a T-Rex fighting Kong.
Published: July 28, 2014 at 8:51 AMJust in time after another Planet of the Apes, Transformers, and Godzilla sequels. This is a bit tiring. I didn't think the King Kong remake was any good. It was embarrassingly bad. Nonetheless, the King Kong attraction at USH was quite good.
Published: July 28, 2014 at 9:14 AMNot excited about another Kong movie or this expansion, other than it is something new at the park. I still think Universal should have stuck with Jurassic Park, especially with a new film arriving in 2015.
Regardless, I thought Comcast was adding something new every year for the next few years, but if we're not expecting this expansion until 2016, what is slated for 2015?
Published: July 28, 2014 at 2:10 PMLOVED PETER JACKSONS KING KONG. for me it was the definitive version. Never really enjoyed the older ones but Jackscons, i loved, and have watched the extended version several times now.
Such a fun movie
Published: July 28, 2014 at 2:39 PMIn terms of the movie, the trades are reporting the movie "Skull Island" isn't specifically a king kong sequel or reboot, so while kong will obviously appear, the link between this & Jackson's film isn't crystal clear.
That being said, it sounds like there's going to me more than enough creatures & mysteries in this new movie to be companion pieces or to be incorporated in the new kong attraction.
In terms of shared universe, Universal is actually planning one for their monster brand, starting with a new version of the mummy.
Published: July 29, 2014 at 12:39 PMKong will likely open in 2015, spun as him coming home for the 25th Anniversary of the Park.
All the chatter points to the big projects for 2015 being Kong and KidZone revamp.
But who knows with Universal, other than that they'll build something big and build it fast?
Published: July 30, 2014 at 6:57 PMI'm flabbergasted!!! My family and I are always at Univeral (both parks), I would LOVE for them to make a new King Kong ride! As much as I love the mummy ride, I do miss the King Kong ride even more.
Published: August 1, 2014 at 7:10 AMThe king kong ride was pretty good but i like the mummy a lot more.
They should do a monsters island area instead and have Kong, dinosaurs and Godzilla! that would have been awesome.