John Goodman and Thomas Mann, the breakout star of this summer's Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, have joined the cast of Kong: Skull Island for unspecified roles. Despite the constantly shifting cast, there is very little hard information on the plot of this film or the characters. The story is reportedly set in the 1970s (source: J.K. Simmons via Screen Rant) and will be a new and unique take on King Kong. However, with all of the script rewrites and the move to WB, I wouldn't be surprised to see this become a modern-day take on the classic monster. All in all, despite the slightly unsettling shifts that have occurred with the project, I'm very excited for Skull Island. The cast and talent is strong, the premise is great, and the potential for a crossover with Godzilla is incredibly exciting. Goodman has always been one of my favorite actors and Mann was dynamite in Me and Earl. This is shaping up nicely and if it holds together, Kong: Skull Island will be one to watch.
With a cast led by Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Thomas Mann, John C. Reilly and Toby Kebbell, Kong: Skull Island will hit theaters on March 10, 2017.
Source: Screen Rant