So, there were lot of news about the other monsters from Toho Co. that will be featured in future instalments of the “Godzilla” film franchise. American film production company, Legendary dropped a massive hint that Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah are most likely to appear in the sequel, as seen in the concept footage for “Godzilla 2″.
But that’s not all the monster news we’ve got!
Legendary has also confirmed that another monster movie is in the making as they confirmed the reboot of the classic King Kong film during SDCC 2014!
Wait, what? Oh yes! But does that mean there will be an epic battle between King Kong and Godzilla too? Not so soon, we reckon.
Titled “Skull Island”, the new King Kong film will be based on cinematic origins of King Kong with an original draft of the script written by Godzilla’s screenwriter, Max Borenstein. Legendary productions are set to bring the audiences deeper inside the mysterious fictional island where King Kong lives.
Prior to the production of the film, Legendary announced that “King of Summer” director Jordan Vogt-Roberts will direct and executive produce “Skull Island”.
— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) September 16, 2014
Vogt-Roberts is best known for his work in directing the pilot of “Cocked” for Amazon Studios and the concert documentary “Nick Offerman: American Man”. Previously nominated for the Grand Jury Prize and 2013 Cleveland International Film Festival, his directorial debut “The Kings of Summer” won the Narrative Feature Audience Award at the 2013 Dallas International Film Festival.
The most exciting news of all, Legendary is casting charming British actor Tom Hiddleston as the lead for the film!
After successfully portraying Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the actor has been on a steady rise for his other roles in award-winning films such as “Midnight in Paris”, “Only Lovers Left Alive”, and “War Horse”.
Tom Hiddleston has just finished filming his role in the upcoming gothic horror film Crimson Peak directed by Guillermo del Toro. It was also recently announced that he has already started filming his roles for the upcoming Hank William biopic “I Saw the Light” and the film adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel High Rise.
Believe it or not, the actor has signed on to take the lead role in “Skull Island” despite his busy schedule. Not that we’re complaining because we now know that we’ll be seeing more of him soon!
Set to be released on 4th November 2016, “Skull Island” will be distributed by Universal Pictures.