King Kong’s return to theater with “Kong: Skull Island” 12 years after his last major motion picture will leave a mark on Google Maps. A quick search on Google Maps will reveal at least five Skull Island around the globe, but the one directly related to the film is categorized under “Archeological Site” and is located in the Pacific Ocean. Although the tack on the digital map might appear to show a significant fleck in the middle of nowhere, Skull Island’s spot does leave a clue pointing to where the real fun is: discoverskullisland.com.

Kong’s legendary return

Skull Island is where King Kong and numerous other prehistoric creatures live.

The 2-hour film’s box office weekend opening was on March 10 – 12. The film is a Warner Brothers movie, starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Goodman, among the cast. The weekend box office premier has grossed $61 million in the United States and Canada, with a total gross of $146.1 million worldwide. The ape-like monster, and the tribes that live on the island, was previously the subject of a 2005 epic adventure film, “King Kong”.

The tie-in Google Maps location rolls out just as the film began playing. The real action, however, happens all throughout Kong’s promotional website. Visitors can check out files after files of field reports from the team of scientists travelling the unknown territories, leading to an encounter with the giant 100-foot ape.

There are a total of six files for the island’s website, with details on skull island monsters stored under Cryptozoology. Visitors can also leave a review or add a photo to its location on the map of Google.

Other film-based locations

Other film production has had their locations revealed on Google over the years.

The secret Batcave and home of Bruce Wayne in Warner Bros’ “Batman vs. Superman” was available for view on Google Street for the film’s promotional purposes. Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley is still visible as Street View, revealing the set from a Studio Tour in London. Visitors can see every single wizard shop there is on the alley, from Ollivanders Wand Shop to Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes joke shop.

Another film set is from the set of “Doctor Who”, the inside of the time machine TARDIS. Just like in the story, the fictional time machine’s Google Maps location is within a police telephone box on a sidewalk in London.

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