Kong: Skull Island has now gone from must-see to’ why bother?’. Both Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons have pulled out of the movie due to ‘scheduling conflicts’.
Tom Hiddleston is still onboard the Jordan Vogt-Roberts directed adventure flick – but the lack of Keaton and Simmons is a major blow to the film. Universal and Legendary still plan to release the King Kong spin-off on March 10 2017 – a date they’re probably more eager than ever to keep after their latest monster-mash, Jurassic World scored over $1.2 billion in less than a month on release. The plan is to start shooting at the end of 2015.
Unless they get some great replacement casting, it looks like Kong: Skull Island has goes form must-see to with until DVD for Movies In Focus.