Must Watch: Alexander Skarsgård in First 'Legend of Tarzan' Trailer

December 9, 2015
Source: YouTube

The Legend of Tarzan

"He was thought to be an evil spirit. A ghost in the trees. No man ever started with less…" Warner Bros has debuted the first official trailer for The Legend of Tarzan, the new David Yates movie after the director finished the Harry Potter series. This should be a must watch - it rather surprisingly looks fantastic, much more dark and thrilling and yet still exciting in a very unique way. I'll be damned, I guess I now have to say I'm looking forward to seeing this. Alexander Skarsgård stars as Tarzan, Margot Robbie as Jane, along with a great cast: Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Casper Crump, John Hurt, and Djimon Hounsou. We also posted some first look photos, but there's a big difference between those and this trailer.

Here's the first official trailer for David Yates' The Legend of Tarzan, direct from WB's YouTube:

The Legend of Tarzan

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. USA Today explains that "the movie finds John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, 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." The Legend of Tarzan is directed by English filmmaker David Yates, who made the leap to features with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, also directing Half-Blood Prince and both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The screenplay has credits for Stuart Beattie, Craig Brewer and Adam Cozad; adapted from Edgar Rice Burroughs' story. Warner Bros releases The Legend of Tarzan starting July 1st, 2016 next summer.

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    Shame about Waltz being typecast as of late. // Reminds of THE LAST SAMURAI a lot.
    • steve
      What exactly is he being typecast as?
      • DAVIDPD
        Charismatic villain.
  • David Diaz
    Looks pretty awesome. The vine swinging should be fun to watch.
    • Mark Sheridan
      Hopefully better than Indiana Jones 4.
      • David Diaz
        Haha. Let's hope he doesn't get whacked in the nuts
  • Shocked that this looks good?? LOL
  • Tester
    I disagree Alex, this looks like pure crap wrapped around a CGI Tarzan.. For faks sake, is there anything sacred any more ? A CGI fakin Tarzan ????
  • toonfed
    I'm just can't stop thinking of those pants. Damn, they look uncomfortable for a jungle.
    • Trey
      Free-ballin would be worse
      • toonfed
        To whom?
  • RAW_D
    Excellent casting....but looks heavy on the CGI vine swinging....cautiously optimistic for this one.
  • Trey
    Looks good
  • OmegaD
    you sure quentin tarantino didnt direct this one with this cast
  • Nielsen700
    Doesn't look as awful as I thought it would.
  • grimjob
    Could be good, But I've never really been interested in Tarzan, Even when I was a kid, never really cared. Ol' Tester down there is right about the CGI. And there's way too much of it.
  • ehhh no.
  • ari smulders
    It has a good vibe but dammit it's Tarzan again! Why long pants???? and since when are crunches a habbit in the jungle??? Nope, looks silly this trailer. By the way thats the most stupidiest movie poster ever!
  • Looks ambitious.
  • ProjectionistHP
    Well that wasn't what I expected. If someone would have told me that I would be interested towards a Tarzan movie, I would have laughed at them.
  • Cyberdine
    Doesnt look bad. I'm intrigued.
  • naundob
    Hell, no!
  • Xerxexx
    I forgot Yates was directing. Interested.
  • TheOct8pus
    Is Sam Jackson in every movie?
    • Tester
      I love me some SLJ playing his usual SLJ, but in this movie he seems completely out of place.
      • TheOct8pus
        He must have a twin does he find the time to be in like 20 movies a year?
    • Bo
      Yes! And to me, he ruins every one he's in with his over-the-top, over-bering schtick!! I was into this trailer as I've always liked the Tarzan/Man as Beast thing....then He shows up...ugh! It (his schtick) sure is making him a lot of money, though. I think the dude is worth 65 mil...or more! So it's workin' for him. It just doesn't for me! I'm sure he won't break stride knowing I can't stand
      • TheOct8pus
        I don't have the same dislike for him as you, but I feel like he's everywhere....he's officially part of the Star Wars cinematic canon, the Marvel Universe, almost every Tarantino movie, and he just keeps popping in all these random movies in seemingly out-of-place roles.....
  • TXSteadyEddie
    Looks Great! Pretty solid trailer.
  • Nash
    CGI alert!
    • Tester
      Where ?
      • Nash
      • Nash
        Alright then; at 1:05 (swinging between trees), 1:12 (running gorillas), 1:18 (jumping from cliff): 1:27 (herd of buffalos) you can witness an overload of obvious CGI. I could name a few more examples, but I think this demonstrates my point...
        • Tester
          Holly crap dude, that was a joke !!!!
          • Nash
            Apologies, You cought me after a workday of 14 hours.
          • Tester
            np, hope U get some rest this weekend.
  • backwardsprogress
    So he must work out.
  • I've never really cared for the story of Tarzan. It always seemed so hokey. Although I really enjoyed the Disney animated Tarzan quite a lot. ****spoiler alert**** The end of the Disney Tarzan movie where "the hunter?" is falling and the vine is loosely carried down around his neck as we see him going down, and then in one of the next shots we see the vine pull pushing the envelope for a Disney picture, but great film making as well. Back to the trailer here now, why didn't Margot Robbie / Jane not have any lines to speak of? :- /
  • Lar Rackell
    I'm down for anything that features Djimon Hounsou kicking ass in any sort of fashion.
  • shiboleth
    It's a bit racist story so I'm interesting how will non-white ingredients of the movie work out. I understand it was not necessary (but still wrong) for Hollywood in 1930s and1940s, but nowadays, it can't work the same way ...




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