Update: We’ve since been informed that this is not Brie Larson in the photo. We apologize for any confusion caused.
Original story: Long before Godzilla waged war against King Ghidorah and his wave of titans, Legendary’s MonsterVerse whisked us off to Skull Island, home to King Kong and all manner of terrible creatures – SkullCrawlers, giant spiders… you name it.
It was very much ground zero of this monstrous franchise, and served to introduce key characters and the mysterious Monarch, a titan-hunting agency born in the shadows. But Kong: Skull Island delivered so much more. Sure, the dialogue and overall plot was a little rough around the edges, but the ensemble cast, coupled with those jaw-dropping visuals, more than made up for the lackluster writing.
Plus, it offered MCU viewers the chance to see Brie Larson venture over into blockbuster territory in the lead-up to Captain Marvel, the first female-fronted standalone movie to emerge from Marvel Studios. And it seems Larson very much embraced Skull Island, playing not one, but two characters in the Jordan Vogt-Roberts-directed feature.
See for yourself:
That’s right, one eagle-eyed Reddit user recently confirmed that Brie Larson also happens to play a jungle native, who actually confronts intrepid anti-war photographer Mason Weaver (Larson’s primary character) mid-way through the film. It’s a minor detail that was invariably lost during Skull Island‘s global premiere, but it’s a fun Easter egg nevertheless.
And yes, with Godzilla Vs. Kong already on the cards, it seems we’ll be returning to Skull Island sooner rather than later – sans Mason Weaver, sadly, given the first film was set during 1973. Warner Bros. and Legendary have scheduled that titanic tussle for a global release on March 13th, 2020, and only then will we know if Gojira is the one true king of the monsters.