Warner Bros. has given us our first look at Alexander Skarsgård as Edgar’s Rice Burroughs iconic vine-slinging hero Tarzan in Harry Potter director David Yates upcoming The Legend of Tarzan.

First (Shirtless) Look At Alexander Skarsgård In ‘Legend of Tarzan’

Check out the shirtless True Blood actor, below.

“‘Tarzan’ puts a twist on a legend,” the caption reads and from the plot details Yates gave the publication it certainly seems this will be the case.

Rather than following the ape-man’s traditional journey from wild to civilized, the film will feature John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, (formerly Tarzan) comfortably settled with wife Jane (Margot Robbie) in 1880’s Victorian London only to be beckoned by the exotic thrills of his former habitat to return to the Congo.

“It’s almost the opposite of the classic tale, where it’s about taming the beast,” Skarsgård, 39, revealed. “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.”

The film also features Djimon HounsouSamuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz and is due out July 1, 2016.




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