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Tom Hiddleston Shares His 'Kong: Skull Island' Role! 'I Saw The Light' Star Will Be 'Heroic'

By Aurora Banks | June 16, 2016 11:13 PM EDT

Since "Kong: Skull Island" is still two years away from its scheduled release date, details about the film remain shrouded in secrecy.

However in a recent talk with Collider, lead star Tom Hiddleston gamely revealed details about his character in the upcoming film.

"I've been digging around in some dark material, to be honest," he divulged. "There's something very heroic about my character in Skull Island. He's an adventurer, he's an explorer. I mean, it's a King Kong film. There we go."

And while he tried to keep details of "Kong: Skull Island" as discreet as possible he admitted to MTV News that he's really excited with what director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has installed for the fans.

"I don't want to spill [director] Jordan Vogt-Roberts' beans, but he has a conception of the film which is so exciting, and that's what I jumped onto," he claimed.

Furthermore, Tom Hiddleston hinted that the film will feature something "different about the myth" as he explained how King Kong's mystery has drawn people to it.

"There's something about the location and the time period and the cultural context of it which says something completely different about the myth," he said of the upcoming "Kong: Skull Island" movie. "Jordan and I bonded over the power of myth and that King Kong is an emblem of something very profound about the power of nature, the sort of magic of the natural world, its mystery and our need to let it be in a way and I think that's why the power of the mythology of Kong has endured. We're drawn to things we don't understand."

He also promised fans that "Kong: Skull Island" is going to give a "very, very new and refreshing" story to the already known adventures of the classic monster.

"I can imagine what it's going to be like to sit there with your popcorn and your bucket of soda or whatever and let this thing happen to you," he said.

Here is "Kong: Skull Island" movie synopsis:

"In the spirit of its worldwide blockbuster Godzilla, Legendary Pictures presents a bold new take on the mythos of another iconic beast with Kong: Skull Island, which stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers and Thor series).

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) and written by John Gatins (Flight) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla), "Kong: Skull Island" will 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.

Thomas Tull (Godzilla, The Dark Knight, Pacific Rim) and Jon Jashni (Godzilla, Warcraft) will produce and Alex Garcia (Godzilla) will executive produce. The film will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D by Universal Pictures."

With Tom Hiddleston in the starring role, "Kong: Skull Island" movie is set to hit theaters on March 10, 2017.

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