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Kong: Skull Island puts King Kong in a "context you've never seen before"

Tom Hiddleston might have made an indelible impression as the villainous Loki, but he’s about to take on a traditionally heroic role in Kong: Skull Island, with the actor describing his character as a classic big-screen adventurer. Sounds like there’s going to be some widespread swooning on the horizon…

“It’s so exciting,” Hiddleston tells Collider (opens in new tab) about the forthcoming prequel. “I’ve been digging around in some dark material, to be honest. 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.”

“The way Jordan Vogt-Roberts has conceived of it, there’s something in there which I find very compelling about King Kong as an emblem of the power of nature in some way, and man’s relationship to it. I think he’s got just brilliant ideas about exploring that. Incredible sequences, a particular context they put King Kong in that you’ve never see him in before, so I’m really excited.”

And what about our favourite Marvel villain? Unsurprisingly, Hiddleston is keeping schtum on that score. “Honestly, I don’t know,” says the star when asked how many more appearances he will make as Loki. “It’s all in Kevin Feige’s brain. It feels like the Marvel Universe is expanding at such a rate, and I wish – I’m not being coy – I don’t know where Loki fits into that. So we’ll see. Your guess is as good as mine.” Kong: Skull Island will open in the UK and US on March 10, 2017.

George was once GamesRadar's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it. But now he's working at Stylist Magazine.