According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Goodman has joined the cast of Kong: Skull Island as “the government official who leads the expedition.” He joins Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Jason Mitchell, Toby Kebbell and Samuel L. Jackson in the Kong Kong prequel/sequel/reboot/shared universe launcher. Rumored to be set in the 1970s, it will explore the origins of the creature-filled island that spawned the giant ape.
As previously reported, the film recently moved from Universal to Warner Bros., where production company Legendary Pictures intends to make a big-budget version of King Kong vs. Godzilla and start a shared monster universe.
Which is cool as long as Mothra gets her own feature.
Skull Island, the be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, is set to being shooting soon, with a March 10th, 2017 release date.