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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Reader Feedback - 41 Comments


Shame about Waltz being typecast as of late. // Reminds of THE LAST SAMURAI a lot.

DAVIDPD on Dec 9, 2015


What exactly is he being typecast as?

steve on Dec 10, 2015


Charismatic villain.

DAVIDPD on Dec 10, 2015


Looks pretty awesome. The vine swinging should be fun to watch.

David Diaz on Dec 9, 2015


Hopefully better than Indiana Jones 4.

Mark Sheridan on Dec 9, 2015


Haha. Let's hope he doesn't get whacked in the nuts

David Diaz on Dec 10, 2015


Shocked that this looks good?? LOL

Sascha Dikiciyan on Dec 9, 2015


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 ????

Tester on Dec 9, 2015


I'm just can't stop thinking of those pants. Damn, they look uncomfortable for a jungle.

toonfed on Dec 9, 2015


Free-ballin would be worse

Trey on Dec 9, 2015


To whom?

toonfed on Dec 9, 2015


Excellent casting....but looks heavy on the CGI vine swinging....cautiously optimistic for this one.

RAW_D on Dec 9, 2015


Looks good

Trey on Dec 9, 2015


you sure quentin tarantino didnt direct this one with this cast

OmegaD on Dec 9, 2015


just bc of Christoph & Sam?

Joker's hideout on Dec 10, 2015


Doesn't look as awful as I thought it would.

Nielsen700 on Dec 9, 2015


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.

grimjob on Dec 9, 2015


ehhh no.

Carpola on Dec 9, 2015


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!

ari smulders on Dec 9, 2015


Looks ambitious.

Quanah on Dec 9, 2015


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.

ProjectionistHP on Dec 10, 2015


Doesnt look bad. I'm intrigued.

Cyberdine on Dec 10, 2015


Hell, no!

naundob on Dec 10, 2015


I forgot Yates was directing. Interested.

Xerxexx on Dec 10, 2015


Is Sam Jackson in every movie?

TheOct8pus on Dec 10, 2015


I love me some SLJ playing his usual SLJ, but in this movie he seems completely out of place.

Tester on Dec 10, 2015


He must have a twin does he find the time to be in like 20 movies a year?

TheOct8pus on Dec 10, 2015


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

Bo on Dec 10, 2015


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.....

TheOct8pus on Dec 11, 2015


Looks Great! Pretty solid trailer.

TXSteadyEddie on Dec 10, 2015


CGI alert!

Nash on Dec 10, 2015


Where ?

Tester on Dec 10, 2015



Nash on Dec 10, 2015


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...

Nash on Dec 11, 2015


Holly crap dude, that was a joke !!!!

Tester on Dec 11, 2015


Apologies, You cought me after a workday of 14 hours.

Nash on Dec 12, 2015


np, hope U get some rest this weekend.

Tester on Dec 12, 2015


So he must work out.

backwardsprogress on Dec 10, 2015


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? :- /

Joker's hideout on Dec 10, 2015


I'm down for anything that features Djimon Hounsou kicking ass in any sort of fashion.

Lar Rackell on Dec 10, 2015


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 ...

shiboleth on Dec 11, 2015

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