King Kong has become one of the most popular monsters in movie history, with the first novelization in 1933 King Kong by RKO Pictures. There have been numerous reiterations of the character with the recent Warner Bros./Legendary Entertainment’s MonsterVerse. Now there is news that the beast will be part of the Mouse House.
A series is in development and will be released on Disney+. The King Kong series would be the origin story of the giant ape and Skull Island. With the news, fans fear the studio may be ruining the graphics with its recent VFX artist controversy.
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The King Kong Origin Series Would Premiere On Disney+
According to Deadline, the series is written by Stephany Folsom, the creator of the Amazon Prime series, paper girls.
The Disney Series “is a serialized action-adventure drama that brings the classic monster story into the modern era, featuring a return to Skull Island and the dawn of a new Kong. The series will explore the mythology of the story of King Kong’s origin and the supernatural mysteries of his home based on the intellectual property of the original books by Merian C. Cooper and the new novelizations of King Kong by Joe DeVito.
The Disney+ series “KING KONG” will be a serialized action/adventure drama focusing on a new Kong.
The series will explore the origin story of King Kong and the mythology behind Skull Island.
(Source: Deadline) pic.twitter.com/2VOEwLyQ4w
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) August 23, 2022
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The character is now over 90 and entangled in the rights web, but the original novelization is now public property. Warner Bros./ Legendary MonsterVerse uses the Kong part of the monster’s name and Netflix is also developing an anime series, Skull Island.
Fans Worried About VFX Artist Controversy
Recently Disney has faced some heat with its VFX and controversy with VFX artists being overworked and poorly paid by the studio, fans have expressed some concerns on Twitter that the studio could ruin the character’s classic VFX which has developed over the years. years. Also, ask yourself why Disney wants to work on the origin story that has already been told a few times.
Uhhhh the effects had better be amazing, because it’s a gigantic monkey that won 2 visual effects Oscars (76, 05) and was nominated for 1 more (2017).
I really don’t know if you can do that on TV. pic.twitter.com/hoojdWl8gS
—Christian Hannah (@TheHannahcast) August 23, 2022
Wait wait… a “new” Kong? Don’t tell me they treat it like Batman now
— NICOLAS LIGHT (@NicholasLightTV) August 23, 2022
— Alita_Warrior_99 ⚔️😇 (@vladdie777) August 23, 2022
it would be great if this was an HBO show disney abuses its VFX artists and the result doesn’t end well pic.twitter.com/QPgmhF3x9j
— ًً (@onffthegrid) August 24, 2022
They should have a real King Kong to film on camera this time around, no more CGI stuff.
After Top gun I’m not impressed with CGI stuff anymore, it must be REAL
— nuckingfutz (@Magikkk_Mike) August 23, 2022
Looking at the fan response, it can’t be said exactly that they are excited for the upcoming live-action series. Aside from the Disney+ series in development, there are plenty of concurrent Kong projects in the works, and it looks like the Mouse House wants to join in the race.
The King Kong series is still in the early stages of development.