‘Kong: Skull Island’ Adds ‘Apes’ Actor Toby Kebbell to Its Cast

By August 20, 2015

It looks like Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island can add yet another impressive name, to its list of already impressive names. Following the departure of both Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons from the project, Skull Island has done more than a fair job at replacing the two heavy hitters names with new talents to the cast. Tom Hiddleston has already remained attached to the project for some time now, but actors Brie Larson and Corey Hawkins were recently added to the film’s cast, with Russell Crowe rumored to be joining on as well.

For a project that has had its fair share of production setback up until this point, Kong: Skull Island has done a successful job at maintaining momentum moving towards its shooting start date later this year, in preparation for its early 2017 release. With several young and talented filmmakers and actors already on board for the project too, this might just end up being the King Kong film fans have been desperately waiting for after all.

According to a report from THR earlier today as well, it looks like Skull Island just got even better. Following his turn as both Dr. Doom in this year’s Fantastic Four, and as Koba in last year’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, actor Toby Kebbell has officially signed on to join the cast of the film. Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly were also mentioned to be circling the project as well. Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) will be directing the film from a script by Godzilla‘s Max Borenstein, and a new rewrite in the works from Jurassic World‘s Derek Connolly.

The movie is set to tell the story of a team of explorers, who venture into an island laden with various dangerous creatures and beasts, and also happens to be the home of the famous, King Kong.

Toby Kebbell became a breakout star last year after he managed to stand out in a performance-capture role standing opposite the King of MoCap himself, Andy Serkis, and has been turning out consistently solid work for the past several years as well. With this now, in addition to his lead role in Duncan Jones’ Warcraft, it looks like Kebbell is working towards being a household name within the next few years. That is, if both of the films end up hitting well enough, of course.

Kong: Skull Island is set to hit theatres on March 10th, 2017.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable