Toby Kebbell joins the developing cast of the 2017 film.

Even though Fantastic Four hasn’t performed up to expectations with fans and at the box office, the movie’s stars are still on the up and up. Kebbell, who played Doctor Doom in this summer’s lagging superhero blockbuster, has just signed on for a role in Kong: Skull Island, the combo effort of Legendary Pictures and Universal Studios.

The film, an origin tale of King Kong, will also have a star-studded cast including Tom Hiddleston (Thor), Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) and John C. Reilly (Guardians of the Galaxy), Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins), Brie Larson (Trainwreck) and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton). It will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Derek Connolly (Jurassic World), Max Borenstein (Godzilla), John Gatins (Flight), and Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) are all said to be working on the script.

According to ComingSoon.net,

Kong: Skull Island aims to fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. Legendary’s story honors the foundations of existing King Kong lore, but places it in an entirely new, distinct timeline. Previously, Simmons revealed a surprise setting for the film, saying it would take place in Detroit in 1971; however, given the title of the movie, it’s a safe bet that the jungles of King Kong’s homeland will be the primary setting.

The movie is scheduled for release on March 10, 2017 and production is set to begin in late October in Hawaii.

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