Because you haven’t had a chance to step foot on Skull Island just yet, Tom Hiddleston is bringing Skull Island to you. The actor will be heading up San Diego Comic-Con next month to promote his monster movie Kong: Skull Island to the masses.
The last time Hiddleston came to the Con, he was dressed as Loki and addressed his subjects from the grand Hall H stage. Now he finds himself in a different capacity — not as part of Disney and Marvel’s camp, which typically get the later-in-the-day Hall H slot, but a part of Team Warner Bros. that’ll likely show a ton of DC movie teasers.
Deadline was the first to report the news of Hiddleston’s upcoming appearance, though the presence of his Skull Island co-stars Brie Larson, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, Toby Kebbell, and Straight Outta Compton’s Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell are still unknown. But I know what you’re thinking… What about Taylor Swift, right? We’ll have to see if she likes her new boo enough to handle the hordes of fans.
The good news is that director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) is in post-production on the film, which means he’ll have a ton of footage to choose from, assuming the studio will be using footage as its centerpiece. This would be a good time to premiere the first trailer, since word of the film’s development was first announced at a previous Comic-Con.
Kong: Skull Island takes place in the 1970s during the Vietnam War. Hiddleston portrays a former British SAS officer, while Larson takes the role of a photojournalist. Along with a team, the duo traverse the titular island and discover the monstrous secrets it holds.
The film will hit theaters on March 10, 2017 as part of a shared cinematic universe with Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla. Godzilla 2 will then hit theaters on March 22, 2019, and the monster face-off of Godzilla vs. Kong is scheduled for May 29, 2020.
For more lore on King Kong, take a look at some of our recent write-ups:
- ‘Skull Island: Reign of Kong’: 15 Things to Know about Universal Orlando’s Thrilling New Ride
- ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Gets More Exotic With Two More Filming Locations
- Tom Hiddleston Hints at His ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Character and ‘Thor: Ragnarok’
- King Kong and Godzilla to Throw Down for Legendary and Warner Bros.
- ‘Jurassic World’ Writer Derek Connolly Books a Trip to ‘Kong: Skull Island’