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Realistic King Kong by Mark Witton

Realistic King Kong by Mark Witton

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Dark Nebula

Nov-10-2018 11:33 AM

This was submitted on Twitter last year by Mark Witton.

A scientifically accurate representation of how a giant ape might look like if it adapted to Kong's size.

Source: https://twitter.com/markwitton/status/840210217786826756

Source: https://twitter.com/MarkWitton/status/925261356605075456

From my point of view, that's a very interesting interpretation of a giant ape. To a lot of people, it might look silly, but that's how nature works. Scaling up an organism to a much larger size is much more complicated because certain adaptations are necessary for maintaining large sizes. Giant animals have specific adaptations to their lifestyles.

So, there would be no building smashing, shrugging off gunfire, or climbing skyscrapers etc as Mark Witton adds. A lot of Hollywood writers nowadays say "fuck all that" and write whatever they want.

Still, I'm curious about how Godzilla Vs Kong will turn out.

"Human heaven? Goodness, humans don't go to heaven.

Someone just made that up to prevent you from all going nuts."

- Kryten, Red Dwarf S3E06 "The Last Day"

18 Responses to Realistic King Kong by Mark Witton

KingKaijuGojira #TeamGodzilla

Nov-10-2018 12:11 PM

Looks like one of those giant ground sloths from the ice age.

\"SKREEONGK!\" -Godzilla

Emperor GorillaGodzilla #TeamGodzilla

Nov-10-2018 5:15 PM

I doubt scaling up a gorilla to King Kong's size would turn it into what Witton created. We already have examples of apes reaching large sizes but maintaining their general structure--like Gigantopithecus. This is as Gojira said above me more akin to a Megatherium than a massive gorilla. I don't like this design at all.

Whatever it takes.

G. H. (Gman) #TeamGhidorah

Nov-10-2018 9:08 PM

I sure am glad Hollywood writers say "fuck all that" because that looks and sounds as uninteresting as all hell.

These are cinematic beasts, not scientifically accurate animals. Let monsters be monsters.

--
"It wouldn't be a true Godzilla film if you didn't touch upon those things. Anyone who thinks otherwise is not a true Godzilla fan." - Mike Dougherty, fellow gatekeeper-elitist ;)


Chris #TeamMothra

Nov-18-2018 3:58 PM

Yeah I agree, as interesting as these concepts are, they would make for a terribly dry character on film. Looks like some prehistoric mammal, an over-sized cow if anything haha. Gonna upvote regardless though since this is rather interesting.

Xenotaris #TeamMothra

Nov-18-2018 4:06 PM

I like the design of this Kong but more for a speculative evolution story.

MrAwesomeness360

Nov-18-2018 6:03 PM

Looks good for something else, but it's not Kong. The brown fur, bipedal stance, strongman physique, that is Kong's unique design and makes him stand out from his real life counterparts.

Titanosaurus328 #TeamMothra

Dec-02-2018 1:56 PM

 Tis an interesting take on what a giant ape may look like at Kong's size, in the film he weighs 158 , you cant really be a bipedal mammal at that point you're going to be a quadruped if you want to support such mass

 

MinecraftDinoKaiju #TeamGodzilla

Dec-02-2018 9:42 PM

It looks unrecognizable. I thought that it was just a picture of one of the Indricotheriums (now called Paraceratherium) from BBC's Walking with Beasts (or Walking with Prehistoric Beasts, depending on the version), and then when I read what it was, I couldn't believe it. It looks that unrecognizable and ugly.

MDK 2 (MinecraftDinoKaiju) #TeamGodzilla

Feb-19-2019 10:43 AM

J. Robert It looks like almost as unrecognizable as the realistic Kong. (See my comment above to see what I mean. [Yes, I am also MinecraftDinoKaiju. We are the same person.]) He looks more like a crocodilian. It looks great, though. Nice job.

"Let's just wait and see." - MinecraftDinoKaiju

SaibaShinrei #TeamMothra

Feb-26-2019 8:51 AM

I actually really like this design for a Kaiju, it reminds me of other classic western Kaiju like Rhedosaurus and the giant behemoth who tend to try and be more realistic than the more godzilla tokusatsu style Kaiju, I could see this realistic Kong design being a character all its own if not Kong, that being said I totally understand the need to throw out science in favour of style or to make fiction work, I could see this realistic Kong fighting the original 1933 King Kong on skull island

MDK 2 (MinecraftDinoKaiju) #TeamGodzilla

Mar-06-2019 2:11 PM

J. Robert Now it looks more like the modern rendition of a Postosuchus. Es muy bueno y divertido. (Yes, I am actually bilingual in both English and Spanish. Surprised?) Nice job.

"Let's just wait and see." - MinecraftDinoKaiju

J. Robert #TeamRodan

Mar-07-2019 3:29 PM

Jeje Muchas Gracias :D 

pd. soy latino.

 

Gmkgoji #TeamRodan

Mar-07-2019 7:28 PM

No me hagas caso

FIYA POWAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

MDK 2 (MinecraftDinoKaiju) #TeamGodzilla

Mar-08-2019 11:00 AM

Gmkgoji Yo me hago caso. It's all good, man.

J. Robert De nada. Soy latino tambien. Don't tell anyone I said that, though. (Even though it's the comments section.)

"Let's just wait and see." - MinecraftDinoKaiju

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