During a “watch-along” event for Kong: Skull Island, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts revealed on Twitter that he wanted rising action star Iko Uwais (The Raid, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) to play one of the Iwi tribesmen. The Iwi is part of the native population of Skull Island that worship Kong as a god.
VOGT-ROBERTS: “In some drafts yes. I wanted a badass Iwi character played by Iko Uwais to go with them on their journey.”
— Iko Uwais (@iko_uwais) April 17, 2020
The two seemingly are now open to working with each in the future whether that is Jordan’s Metal Gear Solid film or something else remains to be seen.
KONG: SKULL ISLAND – Scientists, soldiers, and adventurers unite to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. Cut off from everything they know, they venture into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery soon becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape from a primal world where humanity does not belong.