With reporting by Josh Horowitz
At Toronto International Film Festival promoting the upcoming "High-Rise" and "I Saw the Light," Hiddleston shared a few key tidbits about the mysterious King Kong movie with MTV News.
"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 said.
"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 classic monster 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."
Hiddleston said that his character is an adventurer, but wouldn't say what period or place the movie would take place in, just that it was "very, very new and refreshing."
"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.
"Kong: Skull Island" is due to hit theaters March 10, 2017.