Netflix shared today the first look at Skull Island, a new anime series from Powerhouse Animation (Castlevania, Blood of Zeus) that ushers in a new chapter of Legendary's Monsterverse franchise. The animated adventure series will follow shipwrecked characters trapped on a mysterious island that's home to prehistoric monsters.
The teaser comes in the form of a single image — a lone footprint in the sand. Presumably, this is Skull island itself and it doesn't take a genius to realize what creature left that print: King Kong, perhaps the greatest titan of all. In the center of the divot are two characters, likely members of the shipwrecked crew.
Beyond the vague synopsis, not much else is known about Skull Island. We can probably expect other monsters to appear as well but it seems the focus itself will be on the crew and Kong.
Skull Island is written and executive produced by Brian Duffield (Underwater, The Babysitter). Jacob Robinson will also be executive producer under his company Tractor Pants. No release date has been announced yet.
Skull Island is set within Legendary's Monsterverse which began with 2014's Godzilla and continued with 2017's Kong: Skull Island. With two more follow-ups — 2019's Godzilla: King of Monsters and 2021's Godzilla vs Kong, the Monsterverse films have accumulated nearly two billion dollars globally at the box office. In addition to Netflix's Skull island, there's currently a sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong in the works along with an untitled live-action original series coming to Apple TV+.
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