This Gorgeous Kong: Skull Island Concept Art Is Fit for a King

Concept art for Kong: Skull Island by artist Eddie Del Rio. All Images: Eddie Del Rio
Concept art for Kong: Skull Island by artist Eddie Del Rio. All Images: Eddie Del Rio

Kong: Skull Island ruled the box office this weekend, thanks in large part to the scope and audacity of the film. It’s just insanely big, fun, and colorful—all of which comes across in a stunning set of concept art from the film.

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The art is by designer Eddie Del Rio and, in a pretty unique spin for most concept art, if you’ve seen the film you’ll recognize most of this almost instantly. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts used many of these compositions and colors almost exactly. Check them out.

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Now, most of that is in the film in some way. These below images, however, aren’t. They tease an idea of Kong as a more literal king. An idea that was likely cut.

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Very interesting.

For more of Del Rio’s work, visit his site. Kong: Skull Island is now in theaters.

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Entertainment Reporter. NYU Cinema Studies Alum. Formerly Premiere, EW, Us Weekly, and /Film. AP Award-Winning Film Critic & CCA member. Loves Star Wars, posters, Legos, and often all three at once.

DISCUSSION

dhaller
Iamlegion

Can we talk about this, folks? KING GHIDORAH!