Tom Hiddleston to Star in ‘King Kong’ Origin Film ‘Skull Island’

By Kevyn Cortez | 2 years ago
Tom Hiddleston to Star in ‘King Kong’ Origin Film ‘Skull Island’

“The Avengers” star Tom Hiddleston has been casted to be part of Legendary’s “Skull Island”. To find out more on this story read on.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the studio first announced the news at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con. The upcoming film serves as a prequel of sorts to previous King Kong pics. The pic will explore cinematic origins of “King-Kong” in the mysterious and dangerous place that is “Skull Island”.


Hiddleston is known for playing the character of Loki in the Marvel Studios films “Thor”, its sequel “Thor: The Dark World” and “The Avengers”. He has also appeared in Steven Spielberg’s First World War film “

“Previous works have touched on the island, but staying on and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions,” stated Legendary.

Earlier, rumors surfaced that Director Joe Cornish, known for his directorial debut, “Attack the Block,” was offered to take on the role of directing the said film. But it was confirmed that “Skull Island” will be directed by”The Kings of Summer” director/producer  Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who also directed the pilot and multiple episodes of FX’s “You’re the Worst” from a script by Max Borenstein, who also wrote for “Godzilla.” Vogt-Roberts is set to direct an adaptation of the “Metal Gear Solid” video game series for Sony. Universal Pictures has bagged rights for distribution.

It is speculated that Legendary might be planning a movie crossover between “Godzilla” and “King Kong”  at some point. Legendary has been setting the trend for Giant Monster Pics with “Godzilla” and Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim,” a movie about gigantic robots battling giant creatures, Kaiju.

“Skull Island” will be hitting the big screens on Nov. 4, 2016. That’s it for Legendary’s “Skull Island” For more updates on upcoming movies, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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