James Conrad

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James Conrad
James Conrad in Kong: Skull Island
Species Human
Nationality British
Occupation British SAS Officer (decommissioned), Monarch worker
First appearance Latest appearance
Kong: Skull Island Godzilla: Aftershock
Played by Tom Hiddleston
Who, or what, am I tracking?

— James Conrad (Kong: Skull Island TV spot)

Captain James Conrad is a character in the 2017 Legendary Pictures film, Kong: Skull Island.

Character Description

A British SAS officer sent to Vietnam to teach jungle warfare and survival techniques to American troops, as the war comes to an end, Conrad becomes something of a lost and disillusioned soul. Recruited as a tracker by Bill Randa, Conrad’s raw courage, survival skills and understanding of nature could represent the expedition’s best shot at making it off the island alive.[1]


Kong: Skull Island

To be added.

Godzilla: Aftershock

After the events of Kong: Skull Island, Conrad joined Monarch.[2] In 2014, he accompanied Emma Russell, Ishiro Serizawa, and Vivienne Graham in examining the damage done to a Monarch base, after an "earthquake" caused a series of aftershocks to travel all the way up to Guam. James explained to Emma that experts thought the cause of the aftershocks was just tectonic activity. They were, however, incorrect as the aftershocks were caused by MUTO Prime.



  • James Conrad is likely named after Joseph Conrad, author of the novella Heart of Darkness, upon which the Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now is based.
  • Though Britain was not officially involved in the Vietnam War, actor Tom Hiddleston discovered during his research for the role that British Special Forces trained American and South Vietnamese soldiers in jungle warfare.[3]

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47 months ago
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Ah crud, I made a mistake, and I am quite embarrassed. Let me try and fix that; "I hear reviewers say that he doesn't have much of a character, I do think those people are entitled to their opinions, wrong as they might be. I loved this guy as the main hero, he was level headed and competent in a convincing way, I liked his motivation for deciding to accompany the expedition to Skull Island as it made sense, and no one can cut through Psychovultures like no other. I hope that future films give us a good end to story, that don't just go as "He is dead now look at this picture of him when he was younger" or something like that."

The King of the Monsters

46 months ago
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It's possible that the tie-in comic will reveal some of what became of Conrad and the other characters. It has already shown that Houston Brooks ended up marrying Lin San and having a son, and that he continued working for Monarch, alongside Dr. Serizawa no less, up until at least 2012.
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