Kong Skull IslandBow down to the new King -- the new King Kong.

Entertainment Weekly unveiled the first image of the humongous titular ape in "Kong: Skull Island," a reboot/origin story set in the '70s starring Tom Hiddleston. He plays a British special forces vet who, along with Brie Larson's war photographer, discover the fearsome Kong while exploring Skull Island. Here's your first look:Kong Skull IslandDirector Jordan Vogt-Roberts explained to EW his vision of the gigantic ape for this movie -- a callback to the "classic movie monster."

"A big part of our Kong was I wanted to make something that gave the impression that he was a lonely God, he was a morose figure, lumbering around this island," he said.

"We sort of went back to the 1933 version in the sense that he's a bipedal creature that walks in an upright position, as opposed to the anthropomorphic, anatomically correct silverback gorilla that walks on all fours. Our Kong was intended to say, like, this isn't just a big gorilla or a big monkey. This is something that is its own species. It has its own set of rules, so we can do what we want and we really wanted to pay homage to what came before ... and yet do something completely different."

"Kong: Skull Island" opens March 10.

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Kong: Skull Island
PG-132017
Based on 49 critics

Scientists, soldiers and adventurers unite to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean.... Read More

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