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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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209 Responses to “Alexander Skarsgard: 'Tarzan' Frontrunner for David Yates!”

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  1. 26
    fyathyrio Says:

    @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.

  2. 27
    Iris Says:

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

  3. 28
    D E E A Says:


  4. 29
    ladybug Says:

    @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.

  5. 30
    danielik Says:

    It´s Alex from movie Straw dogs!

  6. 31
    Gina Says:

    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!

  7. 32
    gigi Says:

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

  8. 33
    Macy Says:

    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.

  9. 34
    Emmer- Dale farm Says:

    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 .

  10. 35
    nemo Says:

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

  11. 36
    karl Says:

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

  12. 37
    Perfect Girlfriend Says:

    @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.

  13. 38
    Emily Says:

    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!!

  14. 39
    MJ Says:

    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)

  15. 40
    Lola Says:

    “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.

  16. 41
    ladybug Says:

    @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.

  17. 42
    New fan pic Says:

    Uploaded November 13th

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

    -tamzol @
    Tamarah.DAavidson Facebook

  18. 43
    New fan pic Says:

    Follow up from pics

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

    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

  19. 44
    New fan pic Says:

    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

  20. 45
    Macy Says:

    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.

  21. 46
    Bela Says:

    Kellan Lutz will play Tarzan.
    Look at Imdb:

  22. 47
    ladybug Says:

    @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.

  23. 48
    Paulina Says:

    @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.

  24. 49
    Paulina Says:

    heres the link

  25. 50
    ladybug Says:

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

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