King Kong will return in Legendary's latest monster film Skull Island

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Jul 26, 2014, 6:44 PM EDT (Updated)

After successfully rebooting Godzilla, Legendary Pictures has turned its attention to another classic monster.

The Legendary panel Saturday afternoon at Comic-Con was full of massive film projects, including the Godzilla sequel, Warcraft, and Guillermo del Toro's new horror film Crimson Peak, but just when it seemed like the studio was done revving up fans with awesome new stuff, Legendary head Thomas Tull offered one more teaser for a film none of us knew about until now, featuring King Kong.

A brief teaser clip at the very end of the panel announced Skull Island, a film that will explore "the cinematic origins of another classic beast, King Kong." We have no idea who's directing the film, or who's writing it, or who's starring in it, but we know it'll take Kong back to his island home, and we know that it'll be released on Nov. 4, 2016.

We last saw Kong on the big screen in Peter Jackson's re-imagining of the original 1933 film in 2005. He's never had the same film presence as fellow monsters like Dracula or Godzilla, but he remains a cinematic icon, and given what Legendary pulled off with Godzilla earlier this year, he seems to be in good hands.

Oh, and in case you hadn't put this together in your head yet: Yes, Godzilla and King Kong are at the same studio now. Could we see Godzilla versus King Kong round two at last? Time will tell ...

(Via THR)