Mar 05, 2016 12:52 AM EST By Maria Cabrera

'Kong: Skull Island' Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson & More

Hiddleston revealed that the film would not be set in the 1930s and it would be a fresh turn to King Kong myth.

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  • 'Kong: Skull Island' is an upcoming monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. The film is a reboot of the King Kong franchise and will serve as the second installment in Legendary's Godzilla-Kong cinematic universe. An action/adventure story centered on King Kong's origins.

    The film is scheduled to be released on March 10, 2017.

    On September of 2015, it was announced that Legendary had moved Kong: Skull Island from Universal to Warner Bros. and they were planning a King Kong and Godzilla mashup titled Godzilla vs. Kong, set for a 2020 release date. Legendary studio plans to create a shared cinematic franchise "centered around Monarch" and that "brings together Godzilla and Legendary’s King Kong in an ecosystem of other giant super-species, both classic and new".
  • Legendary Pictures announced that Tom Hiddleston will star as the lead. Hiddleston revealed that the film would not be set in the 1930s and it would be a fresh turn to King Kong myth.
  • Brie Larson was cast in the film to play the female lead.
  • On December of 2014, it was announced that J. K. Simmons had been cast in the film, but Simmons exited the film due to their scheduling conflicts. The studio was in early talks with Samuel L. Jackson to replace him for the role which Simmons vacated.
  • John Goodman was cast in the film to play Randa, a government official and leader of an expedition.
  • John C. Reilly joined the film for an unspecified role.
  • John Ortiz was casted for an unspecified role.
  • On August 20, 2015, Toby Kebbell joined the cast of the film.
  • Thomas Mann as one of the cast members whose characters are not yet specified.
  • Jing Tian joined the film reboot as 'San'.
  • On August 25, 2015 Jason Mitchell joined the cast to play a pilot in the film.
  • Shea Whigham for an unspecified role still.
  • On August 5, 2015, it was announced that Corey Hawkins was cast in the film to play a supporting role.
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