Alexander Skarsgard Returns to the Jungle in ‘Legend of Tarzan’ Trailer

Warner Bros.’ new trailer for “The Legend of Tarzan” lays out the origins of the iconic character, starting with the death of his father and glimpses of the feral child being raised by apes in the jungle.

The story then shifts to Alexander Skarsgård’s Tarzan leading a gentrified life and being forced to return to the Congo, with his wife (Margot Robbie) at his side, to serve as a trade emissary for England’s parliament — both unaware that he’s the pawn of a scheme to exploit the Congo.

“You are Tarzan,” he’s told in a voiceover. “You may not like who you are. You may have enemies, but you need to go home.”

The trailer includes plenty of scenes of a muscular Skarsgard swinging on jungle vines with apes, Robbie’s Jane being held captive and a stunning scene of a herd of buffalos charging through a colonial palace.

Christoph Waltz plays Captain Leon Rom, a Belgian warlord; Djimon Hounsou is the local African chief who opposes Captain Rom; and Samuel L. Jackson is a U.S. Civil War vet who helps Tarzan.

“The Legend of Tarzan” opens July 1. David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” films, directs from a script by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer.

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  1. Ogoshi Sunday says:

    Nice movie

  2. Great trailer, love it. Can´t wait to see the film. Great scenery, action, romance, all the things I love
    to see at the cinema.

  3. Ben says:

    So I knowingly clicked on it just to see how much of a trainwreck this would be, and it far exceeded my expectations. This will FAIL tremendously and deservedly so. And to top all things off, how in the hell do you make a Tarzan movie trailer that doesn’t feature the thing he’s most famous for: his yell?!??!!? Sweet Jesus.

    • Emcube says:

      His yell can be heard slightly at the very end but actually they included it more prominently in the first teaser they released back in December.

      • Maggiesview says:

        That’s right. The yell was there but tonaly was more of a roar than the yodel popularized by Johnny Weismueller. It sounds much better,since Tarzan is not in the Swiss Alps but in the Congi raised by apes who roar. They certainly don’t yodel. Sounds like you were expecting a Weismuellerr Tarzan but instead you got a Tarzan closer to the original created by Edgar Rice Boroughs- darker,grittier and more savage.

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