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British actor Tom Hiddleston has made quite the splash over the past few years in movies, most notably playing the villain Loki in Marvel’s Thor, Thor: The Dark World, and The Avengers. Now it appears he is on tap to be a part of a new potential franchise. According to Slash Film, Hiddleston is in talks to star in a new movie called Skull Island for Legendary and Universal Pictures.
Legendary first made the surprise announcement about the project at this year’s Comic Con. The movie is said to dig into the location of King Kong’s origin. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (known for the 2013 coming-of-age indie The Kings of Summer) is attached to helm the movie.
Vogt-Roberts’ indie roots sensibilities, in terms of character and story, should provide a nice balance with the expected visual spectacle that comes with a movie about King Kong.
In the meantime, Hiddleston is keeping busy with many upcoming projects, including Legendary’s gothic-horror flick Crimson Peak from director Guillermo Del Toro, Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise and Marc Abraham’s Hank Williams biopic I Saw The Light.
As was we await these projects to be released, expect Hiddleston to continue to demonstrate the range and versatility of his acting talent.
Skull Island will hit theaters on November 4, 2016.