Batman vs King Kong? Latest Casting News From 'Skull Island'

– by LRM

You've likely heard of the McConaissance (Matthew McConaughey's epic comeback to Hollywood's A-List). Well, it looks like Michael Keaton is prepared to wage a full on Keatogeddon on Hollywood. Fresh off of his critically acclaimed work in Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, Keaton is eyeing a role in the blockbuster tentpole Kong: Skull Island.

Deadline is reporting that Keaton's very near a deal that would see him join Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers) and J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man) in the 3D action adventure that will explore the mythical island that King Kong calls home. Jordan Vogt-Roberts is set to helm the film, as the young director looks to make a jump to blockbuster filmmaking similar to folks like Marc Webb or Joe and Anthony Russo. Like them, Vogt-Roberts is primarily known for smaller films and comedies. Universal Pictures promises that this film will be an epic look at the dangerous and mysterious Skull Island through the eyes of a group of explorers.

Kong: Skull Island is being written by John Gatins (Flight) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla), and is expected to be released on March 10, 2017. 

Sounds pretty cool, but will they be able to top this?

King Kong squares off against a T-Rex in Peter Jackson's "King Kong."

King Kong squares off against a T-Rex in Peter Jackson's "King Kong."

Hmm, well perhaps if they can tap into Borenstein's other big monster franchise we can eventually get a new take on this:

Hollywood! MAKE THIS HAPPEN! (Yes, really!) (Not really.) (Well, maybe.) (Nah.) (SQUIRREL!)

Hollywood! MAKE THIS HAPPEN! (Yes, really!) (Not really.) (Well, maybe.) (Nah.) (SQUIRREL!)

So what do you think? Excited about the former Batman joining this flick? Looking forward to Kong: Skull Island, which was one of this year's surprises at SDCC? ¡Yo quiero mas KEATOGEDDON!

SOURCE: Deadline

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