Kong: Skull Island loses two of its biggest stars

An Oscar winner and an Oscar nominee have caught the first boat off Kong: Skull Island

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Michael Keaton has dropped out of Kong: Skull Island
Michael Keaton has dropped out of Kong: Skull Island

The cast of Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island was shaping up very nicely. Tom Hiddleston was joined by the great Michael Keaton and JK Simmons. Now, two of those names need to be replaced.

Deadline reports that Keaton and Simmons have both left the monster movie, to be directed by The Kings Of Summer‘s Jordan Vogt-Roberts. It looks the film’s shooting date has been pushed back, which means these two heavyweights no longer have time for it in their busy schedules.

JK Simmons also can't fit the Legendary monster movie into his schedule
JK Simmons also can’t fit the Legendary monster movie into his schedule

Hiddleston remains on board and the studio is actively looking for replacements, but damn if this isn’t disappointing.

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