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First Look: Alexander Skarsgard in Warner Bros.’ ‘Legend of Tarzan’

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First Look: Alexander Skarsgard in Warner Bros.’ ‘Legend of Tarzan’

We’ve finally got our first look at director David Yates’ (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”) upcoming “Tarzan” movie, starring Alexander Skarsgard as the title hero, and Margot Robbie as his beloved companion, Jane.

USA Today revealed the pics, along with the following plot description of the film:

“…the movie finds John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke (Skarsgard), a decade removed from his home in the Congo and fully entrenched as a British gentleman in 1880s Victorian London, with his beloved wife Jane (Margot Robbie) by his side.

He’s left his African home behind — his early days are seen in flashbacks — but is constantly reminded of his earlier exploits and gets invited back as an emissary of Parliament. While hesitant at first, Tarzan eventually returns to the Congo, old friends as well as Jane are put in serious danger, and his latest cliff-jumping, vine-swinging story kicks off from there.”

The film, now titled “The Legend of Tarzan,” also stars Djimon Hounsou as Chief Mbonga, Samuel L. Jackson as real-life figure George Washington Williams and Christoph Waltz as the central antagonist, Belgian Captain Leon Rom.

“It’s almost the opposite of the classic tale, where it’s about taming the beast,” Skarsgård told USA Today. “This is about a man who’s holding back and slowly as you peel off the layers, he reverts back to a more animalistic state and lets that side of his personality out.”

Yates went on to discuss Robbie’s character, calling the film’s Jane a “…really strong, assertive, beautifully knowledgeable, very sexy modern woman who can more than look after herself.”

“The Legend of Tarzan” hits theatres July 1, 2016.

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