It looks like English actor Toby Kebbell is all ready to make his way to the Skull Island soon.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kebbell will be joining a slew of Hollywood A-listers to star in the upcoming “King Kong” prequel movie, “Kong: Skull Island“. The film will see a reunion between Kebbell and Tom Hiddleston as both actors previously worked together with Steven Spielberg in 2011’s “War Horse“.
Legendary Pictures and Universal Studios are still wrapping up the cast for the movie, but they’ve already found their potential replacements for the roles that were supposed to be portrayed by J.K. Simmons and Michael Keaton. Best known for his role as Agent Nick Fury in Marvel‘s “Avengers“, Samuel L. Jackson is said to be in early talks to replace Simmons. John C. Reily (of “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” fame) is high on the list to fill in as Keaton’s replacement.
Details regarding Kebbell’s role are still being kept under wraps, but he turned out to be Legendary’s favourite as he is already set to star as Durotan in Legendary’s upcoming film adaptation of a famed video game franchise, “Warcraft“. In “Kong: Skull Island”, he will star opposite Hiddleston, Tom Wilkinson (of “Batman Begins” fame), Brie Larson (of “Trainwreck” fame), and Corey Hawkins (of “Straight Outta Compton” fame).
Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”) will direct the film based on a script by John Gatins and Max Borenstein. Thomas Tull (“Godzilla“, “The Dark Knight”, and “Pacific Rim”) and Jon Jashni (“Godzilla” and “Warcraft”) will produce while Alex Garcia (“Godzilla”) will serve as the executive producer.
The film will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D by Universal Pictures.