Legendary pictures and Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts are going to be looking for new actors in the lead roles for Kong: Skull Island as both Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons have departed from the film due to scheduling conflicts. According to Deadline, the film’s production start was pushed back by a few weeks which caused the actors to unfortunately back out. Don’t worry though since actor Tom Hiddleston remains as the film’s main lead role.
The movie is referred to as an origin story for King Kong and is being called a reboot which will focus of “a team of explorers venturing deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.”
Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce with Alex Garcia, with Eric McLeod is on board as Executive Producer. Kong: Skull Island is set to hit theaters In 3D and IMAX 3D on March 10, 2017.