Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tom Hiddleston to swing on to King Kong 'origins' film Skull Island

Andrew Pulver, Tuesday 16 September 2014 13.32 EDT

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston has signed on to take the lead role in Skull Island, the follow-up to the Peter Jackson-directed King Kong remake that was released in 2005. No details have yet been released on the nature of his role, but Hiddleston, who shot to international fame playing Loki in the two Thor movies so far produced by Marvel as well as the same studio’s two Avengers films, now counts as a major draw for the science-fiction and fantasy fanbase.

Other than the teaser trailer, which features Kong battling with dinosaurs, little has been revealed about the likely content of Skull Island. Reports suggest it will be an “origins” story, focussing “on the giant gorilla’s mysterious and dangerous world”. Producers are aiming for a release date of 4 November 2016.


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