Djimon Hounsou Hits the Jungle with Alexander Skarsgard in 'Tarzan'
Earlier this year, Warner Bros. set a release date of July 1st, 2016 for the return of the classic jungle hero Tarzan in 3D. "True Blood" star Alexander Skarsgard takes the titular role while Margot Robbie will play his romantic companion Jane in the film from Harry Potter franchise director David Yates. For those who haven't heard much about Tarzan, details on the plot are thin, but the studio has said the film will follow the man orphaned as a baby and raised in the jungle as he returns to the urban jungle of London. Now another cast member has entered the mix as Blood Diamond and Gladiator actor Djimon Hounsou has a role.
Deadline says Hounsou will play Chief Mbonga, which seems a little on the nose for the actor from Benin, Africa, but that's the way the cookie crumbles. It's not clear if the character will be an ally of Tarzan or some sort of antagonist, but Hounsou has played a fair share of bad buys in films like Push and The Island. The actor joins a cast that also includes Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson, so this is shaping up to be an interesting cast for sure. But we'll get plenty of Hounsou before 2016 since he voices the bad guy in How to Train Your Dragon 2, faces Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy and has a role in Fast & Furious 7.