First Look at the New Tarzan Movie, Starring Alexander Skarsgård's Abs

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The first images and poster from July’s big budget Tarzan film The Legend of Tarzan are here and while they’re trying to sell a new era of the classic character, it’s hard to not just stare at Alexander Skarsgård’s abs.

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Illustration for article titled First Look at the New iTarzan/i Movie, Starring Alexander Skarsgårds Abs

I mean, come on. USA Today debuted the first photos of the film, which is directed by Harry Potter helmer David Yates. It opens July 1 and stars Skarsgård as everyone’s favorite jungle-raised hero. In this story, though, Tarzan and Jane have made it out of the jungle and into civilized life... until a plot hatched by Christoph Waltz draws them back into the jungle.

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Margot Robbie is Jane, Samuel L. Jackson is George Washington Williams and Djimon Hounsou plays Chief Mbonga, all of which play a key role in the huge adventure.

Here’s the first poster, which shows the character alongside a fearsome member of his family.

Illustration for article titled First Look at the New iTarzan/i Movie, Starring Alexander Skarsgårds Abs

The wild-looking but hopefully fun Legend of Tarzan opens July 1.

[USA Today]


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angriergeek
Angrier Geek

I will never stop laughing at the new physical standard men now have to meet in Hollywood. This is not to say it hasn’t always been there—-Robert Mitchum notoriously gained a pot belly to keep from having to take his shirt off—-but this is a new level. Still not equal, but inching slowly closer. “Dadbod” my ass! See ya at the gym, boys!

And let’s remember the man, who while not the first, set the standard, the Olympic Gold winning immigrant, Johnny Weismuller.