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J.K Simmons and Michael Keaton book tickets off Skull Island as they depart new King Kong movie

July 1st, 2015 by James Campbell Comments


Kong: Skull Island is a movie that I have been quietly observing for some time. My excitement for the film had been steadily growing, as an impressive cast was being assembled. The cast includes the actors, Tom Hiddleston, J.K Simmons and Michael Keaton… or, as it turned out today… not.

Today it was announced that both J.K Simmons and Michael Keaton were leaving the project, due to scheduling conflicts. It is worth noting that this does not sound like actors trying to escape a sinking movie. The film was scheduled to begin shooting in the fall, but it had to be delayed for a number of weeks. This meant that Simmons and Keaton had to decide which project to focus on, and Skull Island lost out.

Very little is actually known about the plot of the film. We know it is set in Detroit in 1971 and, presumably, Kong’s homeland. Also, due to the fact that the same team that made Godzilla produces this, there are rumours (though only rumours) that this may lead to some form of King Kong vs. Godzilla film.

Personally, I am disappointed in this news, but I will have to see whom they will replace Simmons and Keaton with before I can fully make up my mind.

Source: Comingsoon

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My name is James and I am a long time fan of Movies, TV and Comics. I am currently a student, wrapping up my education at Aberystwyth University. I have an undergraduate degree in film and television and I’m working on my Masters in scriptwriting. My personal favourite comic character is the Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), and I view the film adaptation as one of the most horrifying experiences I have had in a movie theatre. As far as film and television go, I am usually willing to give any genre a try, as long as the project is well executed.