According to Hollywood insider site The Wrap, Universal and Legendary's Skull Island will star Tom Hiddleston, who is best known for portraying Loki in some of the biggest Marvel blockbusters of all time. No word on the character that Hiddleston is portraying, but he is certainly the lead of the film. The news also broke yesterday that Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) will be directing the film. Earlier rumors had suggested that Attack the Block director Joe Cornish would helm the film, but that has obviously been proven untrue. Legendary confirmed the report on their Twitter page.
I'm very excited for Skull Island and I believe that it has the potential to be an excellent film. Tom Hiddleston is a strong actor and I'm happy to see him in the lead role. And while I'm not overly familiar with Vogt-Roberts' work, he definitely seems like a solid choice. All in all, this is definitely a film I'm looking forward to. Skull Island will hit theaters on November 4, 2016.