The King Kong prequel may be having a tough time holding onto actors with two high profiled talent reportedly leaving behind their roles.

According to Deadline, Legendary Pictures is now seeking replacements for both Michael Keaton and J.K Simmons.

The main reason for the departure is said to be scheduling.

Filming for the prequel ‘King Kong: Skull Island’ was originally scheduled to begin in the US in Autumn, but has now been pushed back to later this year.

Despite the two major losses, the film still has one big name attached to it – Tom Hiddleston.


The man who played the mischievous Loki in Thor is allegedly still onboard for the project (yay).

According a very brief IMDb plot summary, ‘Skull Island’ is ‘centered on King Kong’s origins’.

It’s scheduled for release in November 2016.

Are you disappointed Keaton and Simmons have pulled out? 

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