Back in September it was confirmed that Tom Hiddleston [Marvel’s ‘Loki’] will star and that Jordan Vogt-Roberts [Kings Of Summer] will direct the new Kong film Skull Island. Originally the film was scheduled to smash into cinemas on 4th November 2016.
That release date has now changed to 10th March 2017, and there are rumours swirling around that Universal were nervous putting their film up against Marvel’s Dr. Strange.
With the release date change also comes a new title: say hello to Kong: Skull Island, just in case you were unsure this was actually a King Kong movie. What the new title suggests is a King franchise, and I have no problem with that. However, I preferred the simpler Skull Island title better.
The Press Release:
Legendary’s SKULL ISLAND has been retitled KONG: SKULL ISLAND and will move from November 4, 2016 to Friday, March 10, 2017. The film will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D by Universal Pictures.
About KONG: SKULL ISLAND:
In the spirit of its worldwide blockbuster Godzilla, Legendary Pictures presents a bold new take on the mythos of another iconic beast with KONG: SKULL ISLAND, which stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers and Thor series). Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) and written by John Gatins (Flight) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla), KONG: SKULL ISLAND will fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. Legendary’s story honors the foundations of existing King Kong lore, but places it in an entirely new, distinct timeline. Thomas Tull (Godzilla, The Dark Knight, Pacific Rim) and Jon Jashni (Godzilla, upcoming Warcraft) will produce and Alex Garcia (Godzilla) will executive produce. The film will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D by Universal Pictures.