Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tom Hiddleston set to star in Legendary's 'Skull Island', Jordan Vogt-Roberts to direct

One of the more interesting mega-blockbusters that will be hitting theaters soon is Legendary Pictures' Skull Island, which is set on the mysterious island that is home to King Kong and many other magnificent creatures. The film made a surprise appearance at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, but little was announced at the time. Fans only got a brief teaser showing a screaming King Kong and the official release date. However, we learned quite a bit more information yesterday when The Wrap announced both the director of the film and the movie's star.

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. 

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