Icarus Tigris

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Unmade Monster
Concept art of Icarus Tigris
Icarus Tigris

Species Icarus Tigris
Nicknames Holy Tiger, Tiger Creature
Planned for Kong: Skull Island
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The Icarus Tigris is an unmade monster originally intended to appear in the 2017 MonsterVerse film Kong: Skull Island.

Name

In a bio for the creature included in the Chinese marketing for Kong: Skull Island, it is given the English species name Icarus Tigris. Its Chinese name roughly translates to "Holy Tiger." In some concept art, it is referred to simply as "Tiger Creature."

Design

Icarus Tigris resembles an abnormally large Bengal tiger or white tiger. Some depictions have antlers, while others have curved, elongated teeth. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts cites the video game Okami as an influence on its design.[1]

History

In the book The Art and Making of Kong: Skull Island, writer John Gatins describes the planned scene involving the Icarus Tigris:

[The characters] had landed on the island and spent the night on the beach before they traveled inland. They sit around and drink beer by a fire and sign sailor shanties. I just loved it, but it was a bit kind of tangential to having to get to the meat of the matter. In the morning after this raucous night, two saber-toothed tigers come out of the jungle and sniff around the camp. Someone says, "Don't shoot and they'll go away," but the guy takes the shot and kills one. They were a pair, a male and a female, and the other one just goes nuts. It kills the guy who took the shot. It's like the inciting incident of a war, a kind of harbinger; you're in a place you don't know, and now you've awakened more than you know. It was the first indication that we're not in a normal place. There's no such thing as a saber-toothed tiger and it's enormous.

Concept Art

Trivia

  • Although it never made it to the final feature, the Icarus Tigris does appear in the film's Chinese marketing and the Monarch Files 2.0 bonus feature on home video releases.
  • The Icarus Tigris are reminiscent of the giant Saber-Toothed Tigers from The King Kong Show segment Tiger Tiger.

References

This is a list of references for Icarus Tigris. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

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ItsDestoroyah

4 days ago
Score 0
So... 圣老虎?
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GojiFan2002

19 months ago
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Hopefully this creature will appear in The Birth Of Kong # 3, just like the SirenJaw.
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Zakor1138

20 months ago
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This monster appears in the Monarch Files 2.0 special feature in the Blu-Ray edition of the film, seemingly as one of the many florafauna that apparently exist.
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Dino-Mario

21 months ago
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This guy would've been quite cool