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The King Kong character was conceived and created by American filmmaker Merian C. In the original film, the character's name is Kong, a name given to him by the inhabitants of "Skull Island" in the Indian Ocean, where Kong lives along with other oversized animals such as a plesiosaur, pterosaurs and various dinosaurs.
An American film crew, led by Carl Denham, captures Kong and takes him to New York City to be exhibited as the "Eighth Wonder of the World".
"When you think about it, there is really very little to lose when you set your sights on your industry gorilla. Going up against the gorilla is just a natural step in your evolution, and losing is not the end of the world.
You will probably earn admiration in your industry just for trying, and customers will take notice. The big ape is strong, sure, but he can't move like a spider monkey.
The most recent film, Kong: Skull Island (2017), set in 1973, is part of Legendary Entertainment's Monster Verse, which began with Legendary's reboot of Godzilla in 2014. Kong, once again pitting the characters against one another, is currently planned for 2020.