Legendary Pictures has just announced that Tom Hiddleston, whom many of us remember starring as Loki in Marvel Studios’ Thor and Avengers films, will star in the upcoming film Skull Island. Also announced was the director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, whom has directed the pilot and episodes for FX’s new series You’re the Worst and is set to direct a future adaptation of Metal Gear Solid video game.
Many of you are probably wondering just what Skull Island is. Skull Island was first seen in the 1933 film King Kong. At first, the island is thought to be deserted, but it is filled to the brim with superstitious natives, prehistoric creatures, and the gargantuan gorilla called “Kong”.
The film Skull Island will delve into King Kong’s cinematic origins, featuring an original draft of the script by Max Borenstein. Previous King Kong films have touched on the island, but Legendary’s new film will focus primarily on the dangerous place.
Skull Island will be distributed by Universal Pictures, and hits theaters November 4, 2016.