A place where myth and science meet. „ 

William Randa

Skull Island, officially known as Isla De Craneo[1], is a location that was discovered in the 2017 film Kong: Skull Island. Surrounded by perpetual storms, it has remained uncharted and is one of the openings where the underground monsters can emerge to the surface from the Hollow Earth.


Skull Island got its name from how the island resembles the shape of a human's skull.


There were rumors that a movie crew disappeared within the island in the year 1933.[2]

Kong: Skull Island

On April 7, 1973, Skull Island is discovered via satellite imagery. Monarch official William Randa approaches and convinces Senator Willis to allow Monarch to accompany Landsat on a mission to the island with military support before the Russians stumble onto their discovery and go there first. Despite the heavy casualties, the expedition is a success.

Skull Island: The Birth of Kong

On August 7, 1995, a Monarch team led by Aaron Brooks goes on a secret expedition to Skull Island. In the end, Aaron becomes the only survivor and remains on Skull Island to help the Iwi in rebuilding their village.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

When Ghidorah seemingly defeats Godzilla and becomes the new Alpha Titan, several creatures from Skull Island start to leave Skull Island to follow their new king. Hearing Ghidorah's call to hunt, the Skullcrawlers start waking from beneath the island and Kong has to make sure that none escape.[3] After Godzilla kills Ghidorah and becomes the Alpha Titan again, it's revealed that numerous Titans begin converging on Skull Island as the island grows unstable.

Kingdom Kong

In 2021, Monarch had begun developing a more significant presence on Skull Island. Establishing numerous bases and outpost to not only observe Kong but also to find a way towards Hollow Earth. The island had began to suffer sever storms left over from Ghidorah's rampage that began to close in on the island. Eventually, the malevolent Titan known as Camazotz took advantage of the storm, hoping to use it to bring eternal darkness to Skull Island in order to thrive. Kong confronted and battled the creature and was nearly beaten. Fortunately, fighter pilot Audrey Burns managed to distract the creature long enough for Kong to beat him into submission before throwing him back down to the hole from which he came. However, the victory came at a cost as Camazotz had caused the storm to almost fully in close on Skull Island itself, putting many of the living creatures on Skull Island in danger, Kong himself included.

Godzilla vs. Kong

In a 2024 morning, Kong wakes up as he begins his morning routine. He then finds a tree before he grabs and shears its leaves off, fashioning it into a spear. Kong is then greeted by the Iwi orphan Jia, who presents him a doll that she made to resemble him. After checking on Jia, Kong eventually throws the tree to the sky as it shatters the illusion and exposes the biodome Monarch had built to contain him, prompting him to roar in anger. Eventually it is revealed that before the biodome was created, the perpetual storms that once shielded the island's existence have slowly begun to overtake it and rendered it an inhospitable wasteland, the storms wiping out all the Iwi people except Jia in the process. In the novelization of the film, it was revealed that the storms overtaking the island were caused by residual energy left by Ghidorah during his attempt to dominate and destroy the Earth. As a result, one of the reasons why Monarch eventually decides to move Kong to the Hollow Earth is because Skull Island, as time passes, would no longer be stable enough to sustain or allow the giant ape to survive. Later in the film it is revealed that Kong's ancestors actually came from the Hollow Earth and that Skull Island is apparently a piece of the biome from the Hollow Earth ecosystem that somehow made its way to the surface, which explains the Titans' presence. In the process of Kong's relocation to the Hollow Earth, the Monarch outpost on the island was partly destoyed when the top was dismantled in order to lift Kong out and onto the ship. The fate of Skull Island's remaining fauna remains unknown but some may have returned to the Hollow Earth ecosystem as the storms worsened or were driven to extinction.

Local flora and fauna





  • As stated by Houston Brooks, the bedrock of Skull Island is practically hollow.
  • Like previous iterations of Skull Island, this one features a human skull etched into a mountain, albeit less prominently and made of separate rocks instead of one rock. This also serves as Kong's den.


  1. [1]
  2. Kong: Skull Island - The Official Movie Novelization
  3. Keyes, Greg. Godzilla: King of the Monsters - The Official Movie Novelization. Titan Books. p. 181. ISBN: 9781789090925.

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