Kong: Skull Island: Tom Hiddleston Shared The Scene That Took Years Of Planning

By Eva Artosilla | 2 years ago
Kong: Skull Island: Tom Hiddleston Shared The Scene That Took Years Of Planning
PHOTOGRAPH: Facebook/Kong: Skull Island |

The second film in Legendary’s MonsterVerse and a King Kong reboot is now showing in theaters. But there is one thing about the film that Tom Hiddleston has shared that is interesting. There is one scene that director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has been keeping in his mind.

In a Twitter post, the Crimson Peak actor shared the scene mentioned according to Cinema Blend. Tom Hiddleston’s character Conrad and the Leafwings with clouds of poison fog is the scene that took too long to happen. The idea popped more than two years ago and finally it has made its way to Kong: Skull Island. The post shared by Hiddleston shows the two scenes exactly executed.

The scene is a reminder of the film which was rewritten and retooled two and a half years ago. In July 2014, the film which was named then as Skull Island and intended to tell the origin of King Kong was announced. The original director chosen by Legendary was Joe Cornish but King Kong director Peter Jackson suggested Guillermo Del Toro. Then finally, Jordan Vogt-Roberts was hired to helm the film.

Less than a year after, the movie was moved from Legendary to Warner Bros. studio purposely to have a Godzilla crossover. Legendary has the rights to two Godzilla sequels. The script has reference to  the Monarch entity in the 2014 Godzilla. Having Vogt-Roberts behind the camera, there were major revisions made from the original movie but all things considered, the film was perfected.

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island Has Collaborative Script

The script had major changes as a number of screenwriters handled the script. The first draft was written by Godzilla 2014’s Max Borenstein. The second draft was done by John Gatins then Dan Gilroy collaborated with the two. In 2015, Derek Connolly also rewrote the script. All the mentioned screenwriters were each one given credit.

Jordan Vogt-Roberts revealed that a lot of influences in his life have been fused into the film – an angel from Evangelion, Spirited Away’s No-Face, and Pokémon’s Cubone. This is his dream film where he gives all  ideas that he has accumulated through the years.

Kong: Skull Island’s stellar cast is composed of Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Jing Tian, Brie Larson, John Goodman. Toby Kebbell, John C. Reilly, Terry Notary, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, Jason Mitchell, and Cory Hawkins are also cast.

Stay tune with us to get more updates on Kong: Skull Island.

Also Read: Kong: Skull Island – Tom Hiddleston Explains Theme of the Monster Movie; Reveals Intense Training Regimen

Photo source: Twitter/Tom Hiddleston

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Eva Artosilla joined MNG in 2016. She is an Accountant by profession and has alreay invaded the corporate world. She finds writing as a rewarding job.