Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reily, Tom Wilkinson, and Russell Crowe might be the horde of new actors that will be making their trip to “Skull Island” in “Kong: Skull Island.” Universal has suffered a lot of snags ever since it was announced in last year’s San Diego Comic-Con and these new bodies are being hoped to explore the “reboot” of “Skull Island” in a more different adventure.
Deadline reported that Jackson, who is the 66-year-old Academy Award winning actor who has been a constant fixture in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the patched-eye S.H.I.E.L.D. head honcho Nick Fury, will be replacing the spot of J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”). Simmons, another Academy Award winner vacated the role due scheduling conflicts.
Another actor who removed himself from the project is Michael Keaton (“Birdman”) who also had conflicting schedules with the project John C. Reily (“Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”) is deeply favored to relinquish Keaton’s main character role. Actor Tom Wilkinson is also a name that has been linked to the movie but with an unspecified role.
The Wrap also reported that Russell Crowe is eyed up for another unspecified role. The Australian acting juggernaut though has just wrapped it up with Shane Black’s “The Nice Guys.”
Actress Brie Larson though is on a different ship as she had confirmed via social media that she’s all in for her role in the upcoming epic monster adventure movie. The 25-year-old newly crowned apple of the eye of Kong shared a tweet that via Entertainment Weekly that read, “Brie, Welcome to the jungle. Love, King Kong”.
Tom Hiddleston will play one of the main characters of “Kong: Skull Island” which will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts with a screenplay by John Gatins and Max Borenstein.
The reboot will give a chance for the explorers to completely wander and lose themselves in terror and wonder in the behemoth ape’s “Skull Island”.
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