Next summer Tarzan is returning to the jungles of Africa in The Legend of Tarzan, from Warner Bros. and Harry Potter director David Yates.
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life in London as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane Porter at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the corrupt Belgian Captain Rom.”
I was wondering when we’d be seeing another Tarzan movie, after all Dracula was seriously getting ahead of him so it was definitely about time for a new adventure. As far as first impressions based on this trailer, well it does seem like they spent quite a bit of money on it, a whole lot of CGI is on display here and I guess that was to be expected. All in all The Legend of Tarzan looks like a Tarzan movie alright, although in a year packed with superheroes I’m not sure there’s still a big enough audience out there for this hero.
Alexander Skarsgard is Tarzan (great casting there) while Margot Robbie will play Jane (also good). In other roles we have Christoph Waltz (of course he’s the villain), Samuel L. Jackson, John Hurt and Djimon Hounsou. David Yates directed with a screenplay by Stuart Bettie (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl), Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow), John Collee (Happy Feet) and Adam Cozad (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) based on the characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
The Legend of Tarzan opens July 1st 2016 in the US,