Universal Moves ‘Kong: Skull Island’ to 2017; Cements ‘Great Wall’ Release Date

The former “Skull Island” gets a title change to reflect its “King Kong” roots

Universal and Legendary Pictures have retitled “Skull Island” to “Kong: Skull Island” to reflect its ties to the “King Kong” mythology and has shifted the release date back its release date by five months.

“Kong: Skull Island” will now be released on Mar. 10, 2017, moved from its original Nov. 6, 2016, date.

Jordan Vogt-Roberts is directing the film starring Tom Hiddleston, which follows a team of explorers venturing deep inside the treacherous, primordial island that the giant ape calls home. The film will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D.

Meanwhile, the studio has also set a Nov. 23, 2016, release date for its untitled Great Wall film, also from Legendary. To be directed by Zhang Yimou, the action-adventure film set in 15th-century China tells the story of an elite force making a last stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. The film will be released in 3D and is also aiming for a Dec. 2016 bow in China.