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Alexander Skarsgard: 'Tarzan' Frontrunner for David Yates!

Alexander Skarsgard: 'Tarzan' Frontrunner for David Yates!

Alexander Skarsgard is reportedly the frontrunner to land the title role in Tarzan, director David Yates‘ upcoming film, according to Variety.

The 36-year-old Swedish actor would play “John Clayton III, known around the world as the famous “ape man” Tarzan. Years after he’s re-assimilated into society, he’s asked by Queen Victoria to investigate the goings-on in the Congo. Tarzan teams with an ex-mercenary named George Washington Williams to save the Congo from a fierce warlord who controls a massive diamond mine.”

Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill, and Charlie Hunnam were all reportedly up for the role in the flick, which will feature Samuel L. Jackson as “Williams, a Civil War veteran eager to redeem himself for his part in the massacre of Native Americans.”

ARE YOU EXCITED to see Alexander Skarsgard possibly play Tarzan?

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  • binky

    would be more excited if JJ used a real picture of Skarsgard and not a photoshopped abomination

  • Silbie

    Sounds like Sherlock Tarzan :)

  • Rachel

    JJ, that’s NOT Alex in that photo, it’s a photoshop!!

  • Karma

    That’s not Alex’s body JJ. It’s photoshopped and he refuses to sign any of those pictures because it’s not him.

  • Ashley

    Sounds awesome! I love him!

  • Yaddle

    I bet he has a sweet a s s.

  • Rachel

    Also, I love Alex, he’s a sweetheart and a gentleman…I’d go see him in any acting project

  • chelle

    JJ that picture is NOT Skars…. that’s sooo disrespectful to post that and should be removed!

  • Hmmm…

    Well, I was against this when I first saw the news that he was being considered a week or so ago. But if “re-assimilated into society” means he’ll be wearing a suit at some point, I’m down. Isn’t the family Tarzan is from supposed to be super rich? So like, suits at breakfast and such. Bring it!

  • Juju

    I’d prefer to see Charlie Hunnam as Tarzan. He’s very talented, but few people watch SOA.

  • Yaddle

    They should cast John Travolta as Tarzan. He loves to sing on long veiny vines.

  • Jaime

    I’m sorry but this just sounds like the worst idea for a movie ever. Its going to be another John Carter. A box office miss. Alex is too good for this. This wil be embarrassing..

  • Yaddle

    I would love to spread his a s s cheeks wide apart, bury my face in there, and feast. I bet he tastes like vanilla and ylang ylang.

  • Strange

    I would watch anything with Alex is in . He is totally hot !!

  • XxXxX

    Uhhhhhhh what the hell is this plot?? When I hear Tarzan, I imagine him in the jungle with gorillas and elephants and alright, I admit it, it would be kind of boring to make yet another movie about how he falls in love with Jane but COME ON. That new twist in the story can destroy the whole thing….. OKay, apart from my disappointment when it comes to the storyline, I think Skaarsgard would make one HOT Tarzan actually =) …even though Charlie Hunnam is sexier than Heaven and Hell mixed together. Tom Hardy is my lover but I don’t see him as Tarzan. Henry Cavill neither, he’s a better fit for Greek Gods or something.

  • rachel

    one hot man

  • ladybug

    Of course JJ uses any excuse to show a pic of AS shirtless, even though apparently that isn’t going to be happening that much in the current script. And did JJ switch photos ,since it’s now a still from Straw Dogs?

  • [~Fug Face Man!ston~]

    Pretty cool.

  • lori

    Christopher Lambert’s Greystoke is untouchable. Hollywood needs to quit with the redux and come up with some original stories.

  • ladybug

    @XxXxX: I prefer this storyline to having him being in the jungle naked/loincloth. But, there’s also quite a bit of time between now and when filming might start, so who knows what will happen with the script/story.
    And, as for as storylines/plots I do remember my initial reaction to reading that Johnny Depp was going to be in a live action version of Pirates of the Caribbean-which was Huh? WTF? Really? And that little movie turned out pretty well.

  • Pops Shmuck

    White men can’t even survive in tropical climates, how in the hell can a white male playing a thriving jungle inhabitant be remotely believable!! Boris Kodjoe should get this role!!

  • hmmmmmmm

    Tarzan ah first opinon was no but from the brief storyline info it could be made interesting from a different perspective. Nah forget I just don’t see him as Tarzan.

  • uh huh

    @Yaddle: I dont know why people thumb you down. Your comments are so crude but hilarious.

  • Oh man

    I would watch him in it definitely and the plot sound alright. Alex can put it off I see him playing Tarzan.

  • Macy

    @Juju:
    I love SOA, it’s a great show but Hunnam isn’t tall enough IMO though he’s also attractive.
    I’m not sure about this movie, it could be good if handled right but it could also be a disaster. Alex definitely makes interesting choices. At least it won’t have him be some grunting jungle man, it might be interesting having him integrated into society. Plus Sam Jackson is rumored to be in it as well, and I like him quite a bit.

  • fyathyrio

    @ladybug: I think we will see him in both. Looks like this time he is leaving city and going back to jungle. Always before he was in the jungle or he left jungle for city. If the script is up to snuff it could be a good movie.

    @Pops Shmuck: Since Tarzan was English and a Nobleman in this movie he has been in England for a long time he would be expected to be, shall we say, untanned.He will need to tan as the story goes on in the film. The Tarzan legend has him being raised in the jungle from birth till early 20′s. I think that would have an impact on the character’s being able to endure the climate in the Congo. I mean that a lot more believable to me than a lot of stories on video or film today.

  • Iris

    Chris Hemsworth is a much better fit, due to his caveman face.

  • D E E A

    absolutely.

  • ladybug

    @fyathyrio: Pops Schmuck was being both ignorant of physiology and racist, so any attempt to be reasonable is probably not going to work.

    As for the loincloth, oh, we’ll probably see it, but not as much as presumed/hoped.

  • danielik

    It´s Alex from movie Straw dogs!

  • Gina

    Well I think it’s great that he has landed a leading part in a studio film. Hopefully the plot will work. Sometimes you hear movie plots and you think “what are they thinking” but it comes together and other times…not.
    Congrats to Alex!

  • gigi

    Hell yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Macy

    Could that be why he was possibly in Africa? No actual proof that he was, but if he indeed was it may have something to do with this movie. Or maybe not, guess we’ll never know.

  • Emmer- Dale farm

    He was in Africa because he is with Charlize there together now since early this year march . lainey proofed it they were in Africa together . she is due to finish filming hopefully she will be in lon don or la with alex
    v ery soon . Xmas together .

  • nemo

    @Emmer- Dale farm: good for them!… but who cares? :D

  • karl

    i wonder… are people actually fans of his work in here? the pic is of him in straw dogs….

  • Perfect Girlfriend

    @Emmer-Dale farm – Charlize must be very understanding considering Alex has been traveling and partying around Europe then relaxing on a boat with some Swedish beauties.

  • Emily

    Charlie Hunnam has to play in this movie. Skarsgaard is wrong for it, even though he is cute, but Charlie has so much more potential, and is an awesome actor!!

  • MJ

    Is not a phoshopped picture is a pic from Straw dogs!

    anyway….. Skars is so hot and sexy and is an amazing actor, so.. I totally approve and a semiNAKED skars …… (drool)

  • Lola

    “Years after he’s re-assimilated into society, he’s asked by Queen Victoria to investigate the goings-on in the Congo. Tarzan teams with an ex-mercenary named George Washington Williams to save the Congo from a fierce warlord who controls a massive diamond mine.”

    THAT would be interesting. I would support him in the role.

  • ladybug

    @MJ: Since I didn’t see the pic originally posted either, I’m going to presume that JJ posted the infamous photoshopped pic and was actually reading the comments and switched it out.

    @Macy, they haven’t even greenlighted it yet, so I don’t think they’ ve probably even truly started location scouting in person yet.

  • New fan pic

    Uploaded November 13th

    http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x459/Santress/ASkarsgard/Alex-tamzol.jpg

    “What a great day!! Was awesome meeting Alex! What an awesome chilled out guy!!! Till we meet again.”

    -tamzol @ instagr.am

    http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x459/Santress/ASkarsgard/Alex-tamarahdavidson-FB.jpg
    Tamarah.DAavidson Facebook

  • New fan pic

    Follow up from pics

    Alex is part of his 3 boat convoy leaving Europe- crossing the Atlantic- and heading to the Caribbean

    McAllister‏@cally89
    Sitting having a pint with somecunt from that True blood. His name is Eric. Sitting telling him I miss Kelly’s bar and bistro. 13 Nov

    @cally89 is this a joke? Or did u seriously have a pint with Eric?! Lol x 13 Nov

    Paul McAllister‏@cally89

    @emmajashburn aye just after work on the quay. No idea who the guy is right enough haha.

    cally89 How did u know it was him? I’m so jealous am obsessed with True Blood and eric happens to be the sexiest vampire ever! X

    Paul McAllister‏@cally89

    @emmajashburn all the girls were getting photos with him and stuff. We were just talking boat talk haha

    Paul McAllister‏@cally89

    @emmajashburn will be having a drink with him in the Caribbean next week. Hes in our 3 boat convoy crossing the Atlantic haha. Sounds mad.

    he tweeted this yesterday-

    Paul McAllister‏@cally89

    Christy Moore blasting on the aft deck. See ye Europe. Time for the Caribbean

  • New fan pic

    Another pic this time with his mom my how cute . Don’t know when and where it was taken any good guesses of the country / state/ province etc

    http://alinaskarsgard.tumblr.com/image/35775303858

  • Macy

    Wow he certainly seems to be getting his travel time in. I wish I was in the Caribbean right now. It beats the cold weather here.

  • Bela

    Kellan Lutz will play Tarzan.
    Look at Imdb:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1705952/

  • ladybug

    @Macy: Might as well get his tan time in now.

    @New fan pic: the pic with his mom is probably 2009/2010. And probably from Sweden.

  • Paulina

    @Emmer- Dale farm:

    Yeah sure..
    And next year she will be his Jane in his Tarzanmovie.

    No I think Miss Therons wet dream is to get Fassbender in bed. Check out this youtubeclip. Its embarrassing to see how she is all over him. I read somewhere that he took off fairly quickly from that MTV event. Behaving like that, when she knows thats Fassy has a girlfriend.

  • Paulina
  • ladybug

    @Bela: Totally different movie, that’s animated, Kellan’s doing voice work.

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