First Look at Warner Bros.’ ‘The Legend of Tarzan’

Warner Brothers’ Action-Adventure

The very first photos from director David Yates’ upcoming The Legend of Tarzan have debuted online. The Warner Brothers’ action-adventure film starring Margot Robbie and Alexander Skarsgard puts some new, modern spins on the Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic tale.

This time around, the next iteration of the series will follow the title character (played by True Blood‘s Skarsgard) sent by Parliament as an emissary to return to the Congo, where his now wife Jane (Suicide Squad‘s Robbie), and old friends are put in danger.

The Legend of Tarzan swings into theaters July 1, 2016 and co-stars Djimon Hounsou as Chief Mbonga, Samuel L. Jackson as George Washington Williams and Christoph Waltz as villainous Captain Leon Rom.

Warner Brothers’ Action-Adventure

Jane is fine. Waiting for the trailer now.

Warner Brothers’ Action-Adventure

He better watch out for that tree. That’s all I gotta say about that. USA Today unveiled the stills, 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 (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.”

Warner Brothers’ Action-Adventure

Update: Following the first images, the studio has released the first poster for the upcoming jungle adventure (above).