|“||What you're looking at is a monster from some bygone era! It's time to show Kong that man is king!||„|
Packard is the commanding officer of the helicopter squadron which will fly the film's protagonists to Skull Island for an expedition. Angered by Kong killing some of his men during his initial rampage, he goes into a maniacal quest to kill Kong out of vengeance.
As he and the remainders of his squad push on, they encounter and kill a Mother Longlegs and eventually search for Conrad and his team. They try to search for Jack Chapman, who unknown to them has already been eaten by a Skullcrawler. Conrad and his crew try to reason with Packard, convincing him not to kill Kong as his absence would leave the Skullcrawlers alone to lay waste to the island and its natives.
Packard refuses, and traps Kong with explosive charges. Most of his team turn against him, but Packard attempts to try to kill Kong once more. However, he ends up awakening a giant Skullcrawler dubbed 'The Big One', and as he tries to detonate the explosive charges to finish Kong off, the ape crushes Packard to death with his fist.
- As is tradition for most Samuel L. Jackson roles, Packard is portrayed as a violent loudmouth with a penchant for expletives (particularly Jackson's famous "motherf---er" lines).
- Packard is portrayed somewhat like Captain Ahab from Moby Dick, being so obsessed with killing Kong that he recklessly puts his men's safety on the line.
- He is one of six characters in the MonsterVerse portrayed by an actor with a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, being played by Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury). The others are Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) and John C. Reilly (Rhomann Dey).
- His quote "Hold on to your butts!" as the helicopters traverse the storm is a direct reference to Samuel L. Jackson's line in Jurassic Park.