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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.”

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# 1

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

# 2

Sounds like Sherlock Tarzan :)

# 3

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

# 4

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

# 5

Sounds awesome! I love him!

# 6

I bet he has a sweet a s s.

# 7

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

# 8

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

# 9

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!

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

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

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..

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.

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

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.

one hot man

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~] @ 11/14/2012 at 8:08 pm

Pretty cool.

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

@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 @ 11/14/2012 at 8:29 pm

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!!

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.

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

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

@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.

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