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Skull Island reveals geek icon lead & indie director

Indie director joins Marvel antihero for Legendary’s King Kong prequel Skull Island

Key art for 1933's King Kong
Key art for 1933’s King Kong

Legendary Pictures’ King Kong prequel Skull Island has announced its first star and its director, according to The Wrap.

Avengers Assemble and Thor: The Dark World fan-favourite Tom Hiddleston has joined the cast, although his role is a mystery.

Perhaps inspired by enlisting Monsters director Gareth Edwards for Godzilla, Legendary have tapped indie director Jordan Vogt-Roberts – best known for The Kings Of Summer and TV comedies Death Valley and Mash Up – to helm the movie.

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