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Tom Hiddleston is getting everywhere nowadays: single-handedly undermining the operations of international arms-dealers, living amid chaos in a high-rise tower block, duetting on a Hank Williams classic with Stephen Colbert, and even moonlighting as a weather man. Now, it seems, he’s trespassing on King Kong’s island.

Say what you want, but it’s looking like a pretty decent résumé.

The British actor continued his barrage of disarming charm and suave bon mots with this report from the set of Kong: Skull Island, shown last night (April 10) during the MTV Movie Awards.

He’s joined by his co-stars, recent Oscar winner Brie Larson (Room) and Straight Outta Compton‘s Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell, as they describe the movie and the roles they play:

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It’s the first sneak peek we’ve had of this latest installment in the King Kong myth, and it’s a goody.

By setting the action during the Vietnam War, Skull Island places the story in an entirely new, distinct timeline. It follows a team of explorers, led by Tom’s character Captain James Conrad, a former British SAS officer, as they venture onto a dangerous, primordial island to find his brother and a mythical serum. Needless to say, the island proves to be less deserted than it previously appeared.

As Tom says, the cast is a bonafide “troop of A-list racehorses” (hey, not our words—blame Tom). They include Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Boardwalk Empire‘s Shea Whigham and Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four).

Production recently wrapped, but special effects and a lengthy post-production means it won’t hit theaters until March 10, 2017.

Time for a certain Mr. Hiddleston to fit in another ten or twenty strings to his bow, we’d have thought…

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By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.