Preston Packard

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Preston Packard
Preston Packard in Kong: Skull Island
Species Human
Nationality American
Occupation U.S. Army lieutenant colonel; leader of the Sky Devils helicopter squadron
Related to Unknown
First appearance Kong: Skull Island
Played by Samuel L. Jackson
We are soldiers! We do the dirty work so our families and our countrymen don't have to be afraid! They shouldn't even know that a thing like this exists!
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— Lt. Col. Preston Packard (Kong: Skull Island)

Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard is a character in the 2017 Legendary Pictures film, Kong: Skull Island.

Character Description

The battle-hardened leader of the Sky Devils helicopter squadron, which is set to be decommissioned in the dark final days of the Vietnam War, Packard is struggling to turn his back on a war he cannot win. When his team is offered an assignment to lead the airborne survey of Skull Island, he seizes the opportunity for one last mission before rotating home with men who have become closer to him than family.[1]

History

Kong: Skull Island

To be added.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Preston Packard's name is a reference to the defunct Packard Motor Car Company, a carryover from a version of the Kong: Skull Island script that began in Detroit.[2]
  • J.K. Simmons was originally cast as Packard, but dropped out of the movie due to a scheduling conflict.[3] Samuel L. Jackson accepted the part as soon as he heard it was for a King Kong movie, without reading the script.
  • Packard's line "Hold on to your butts!" is a reference to Samuel L. Jackson's role as Ray Arnold in Jurassic Park, in which his character used this line as well.

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BigRandomKaiju

33 months ago
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One of my favorite characterers
Legendary
Warner Bros.
Human