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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  • Macy

    @ladybug:
    I wish I was getting a tan right about now. I’m freezing. Must be going with the Swedish Posse on a trans-atlantic cruise?

  • Jenn

    I’m excited for it! All I ask is that he pack on some muscle weight for it. He’s been looking a little to thin lately… still Vikingly handsome, but too thin for a jungle man swinging from vines :-)

  • Marie

    @Karma:

    That photo is from the film Straw Dogs, and has not been photo shopped.

  • ladybug

    @Macy: It sounds like they’re taking the yachts from the Mediterranean over to the Caribbean for the winter cruise season. I have no idea whether the Swedish Posse is involved or not. This may be a ‘me’ thing for him.

    @Jenn, this is pretty much his normal weight, he’s gained the weight back he lost for The Hidden. He’s normally a lanky, lean guy. And if he plays Tarzan would Tarzan that’s been in England really look like he’s been hitting the gym? He’d be lean and muscular, not bulky.

    @Marie, JJ probably originally used this pic:

    http://theberry.com/2010/04/13/afternoon-eye-candy-you-choose-3-photos/

    And then removed it very shortly after posting when informed that it was Photoshopped.

  • Carter

    Dude sailing all over the place NICE.

    Pic of the yacht
    http://www.burgessyachts.com/Charter/YachtSpecs.asp?thisID=13181&YachtName=TALISMANMAITON

    But clearly he has got other things on his mind with that stewardess… Who works on the talisman maiton( tamarah davidson) they have got something going on from her convo on her Facebook ……….
    http://en-gb.facebook.com/tamarah.davidson

    Poster asks if he was gay

    Tamarah replies he doesn’t bend that way thank goodness

    Poster asks if he has a GF

    Tamarah replies now he does with (smile icon )

  • ladybug

    @Carter: And you can tell that he’s got something going on with her by her making jokes with her friends on FB. Alrighty then.

  • hmmmmmmm

    @Carter- me thinks heavy flirting is going on. ;)
    @ladybug- come on I know we have all have become jaded with all his supposed dating that goes on here but it just sounds like she having fun flirting (which I don’t blame her one bit) Don’t be such a Debbie Downer. :)

  • ladybug

    @hmmmmmmm: It’s not being a Debbie Downer, it’s pointing out that her joking on her FB page doesn’t mean anything, despite the relationship troll’s attempt to make it so.

    This fan pic from last year is labelled: “Our 3some w Eric Northman lol.”

    http://santress.tumblr.com/post/35829728763/our-3some-w-eric-northman-lol-mytwomatts

    Perhaps Carter thinks a threesome actually happened?

    Yeah, it’s a gossip site, but don’t lose all common sense. Carter’s no different than the poster(s) who keeps claiming he’s secretly dating LG or CT or a random female in the background of a pap photo.

  • hmmmmmmm

    @ladybug- Whoa, just teasing and I couldn’t care less what Carter thinks, I was going with the stewardess having a good time with AS. Really who wouldn’t. It’s fun and that’s my common sense on what to take from Carter’s post. If that fan pic and comment you posted was directed at me then I just won’t tease you anymore when it comes to AS and women. All’s good.

  • Canuck

    @New fan pic: huh! I wonder if he gets to write this off as research for Vanguard?

    Tshirt weather, and a British way of speaking… Was he leaving from Gibraltar?

  • ladybug

    @hmmmmmmm: My reaction to Carter is because we go through this all the freaking time-yeah, it’s harmless, but it’s also really annoying at times because someone will always post that he’s really sleeping with whomever he’s pictured with or mentioned talking to.

    Can you really and honestly read her FB postings and two fan pics as actual evidence of heavy duty flirting with intent for both of them? And if you read the instagram caption: ’till we meet again’ you could also interpret it as him not being on the same boat as she works on.

    There’s this ET Canada interview from last year’s TIFF:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3QQubns02c

    Was he being flirty? Yep. Was tt with intent? Nope. And yet there were people who thought otherwise. At least with this you had actual evidence that he was being flirty, whereas with the FB post we have nothing.

    And part of my reaction to this is I am filtering this through my education and work, so even in gossip I try to filter the wheat from the chaff and that includes the ‘deep interpretation’ of FB posts and random pap shots. I’m aware of that, and also aware that other people can’t/won’t do that.

    I think we can all agree that Alex hasn’t been celibate in the 18 months since the end of the relationship with KB. But it also doesn’t mean he’s sleeping with everyone he’s met, even if they make girlfriend jokes on their FB page.

    @Canuck, he left from the Canary Islands, apparently Lanzarote.

  • Canuck

    @ladybug: ah, I have a friend on holidays there right now. She’s going to be PO’d to hear she was in the right place, right time, wrong part of town. Lol

    Btw, I suspect most women on a boat with the guy for a couple of weeks would be doing a winky “not any more” comment if only just to make all her friends sit back and mentally go “biotchhhhhhh”. Hahaha

  • ladybug

    @Canuck: Oh, I find her reaction normal, why not joke about it, she’s hardly the first one to do so. It’s the inability/unwillingness to see it as a joke and not ‘real’ that can be problematic.

    Your friend’s in the Canaries? I’ve never been there, but it’s on the list thanks to this site:

    http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Spain/Canarias/Gran_Canaria/

    I spent a lot of time on this site a few years ago, downloading lots of pics to have as computer background/screensavers.

  • hmmmmmmm

    @ladybug- Okay, I see that what you find annoying is the implication that they will sleep together and you probably your in no mood for my teasing. Sorry about my timing. LOL. But I joke about because I see it for what it is – a woman joking about meeting AS and a little flirting that went on. Good for her and I think many here who read that also get that vibe. Also, please my heavy flirting comment was just going with the flow about her joking about it and yes I did read the caption and yes I remember the ET video ( that was one of the best flirts I seen so far). I thought you got the same vibe. Sorry, you have my answer to what you posted to me ( which you really didn’t have to) and I it’s a first essay here by me on a something that really to me is not worth a essay. AS get a girlfriend already!!!! LOL. Like I said all is good..

    The end. Credits roll.

  • ladybug

    @hmmmmmmm: You may have gotten that she was joking, but you were responding to someone who didn’t seem to get the joke, and in that initial response you seemed to buy into Carter’s interpretation. We know he’s an inveterate, hopeless flirt, that’s part of his charm. But some don’t quite get the difference between joking and intent.

    Heck, Lainey’s post on AS and Elizabeth Olsen indicated she didn’t seem to get it either.

    “AS get a girlfriend already!!!! ” I believe Meatball’s response to one of the more recent rumors was ‘get a girlfriend or become a monk’. I’m pretty sure he’s not contemplating the latter!

    And I’m sure once he’s in the Caribbean, we’ll have more fan posts/pics to misinterpret. :)

  • hmmmmmmm

    @ladybug- I love ya but please knowing my opinon of Lainey don’t compare me to her EVER!! LOL and I did get her post I like I said didn’t take it serious and made a off the cuff response to both of you. So I guess what I am saying is when it comes to me you don’t have to repsond to me as someone who doesn’t get because believe when it comes to here at JJ and AS, I totallly get it :).

    Adios until next time, all this talk about flirting had made me what to go out and get my own on. :)

  • ladybug

    @hmmmmmmm: Oh, heck I’m not comparing you to Lainey, though if you start quoting anonymous sources I’m going to get worried!

    “Adios until next time, all this talk about flirting had made me what to go out and get my own on. :)” Go out and have fun and be careful! ;-)

  • Boat chick

    So now tha boat chick who he is seeing is boosting on Fb site that she an skarsgord shagged from carters post.
    Classy chick you picked skarsgord For a g-friend ,Kate bos-worthless and now boat chick who spreads shagging info on fb page.nice 1.

  • RELAX

    NO!!!!!!! that young women did not once EVER mention anything about having sex with Alex on her Facebook page you have misinterpreted carters post which seems to have gotten out of hand.DO NOT SPREAD ANY TYPE OF RUMOR that could affect that poor women’s job as a stewardess for a yachting company.

    Clearly it was a harmless friendly flirtatious NORMAL behaviour from what i can read of the conversation that carter posted ( i dont have facebook so i cannot directly read the conversation from her Facebook page ) and Alex is a playful flirtatious guy and she was having a crack joke with her friends on Facebook jeez if I met alex and had the opportunity to spend sometime on boat with him I would flirt the Sweden out of him , once in a life time , and she is probably a good looking gal.

  • ladybug

    @RELAX: I know I’m beating a dead horse here but: “you have misinterpreted carters post ”
    No, I’m pretty sure I’m not misinterpreting Carter’s post, Carter’s comments about the FB comments were implying something from them that wasn’t actually there. That’s what I was complaining about, not the actual FB posts themselves.

  • Atlantic journey

    Someone on a fan site has mapped out the Atlantic travel and whom he is might be travelling with including the boats A 22 yr old model( mylo jewellery sisters ) I think there Swedish , there is also some Swedish training boats making a crossing
    There are some dedicated fans out there .

  • It’s to creepy

    @Atlantic journey:

    I would t say dedicated I say really scary, stalkerish, to much time on there hands i am fan but not that creepy!!! yeah I have seen it even down to them tracking the yachts , docks , ports including thinking he might be dating 1 one of the blonde sisters because there boat is travelling that’s the impression I got anyway
    including there travelling together not to mentioned it’s a convoy others are there..too so there not alone .

    http://swedishdelishalexanderskarsgard.yuku.com/topic/515/Re-Atlantic-Crossing-2012?page=-1#.UKhqYqNYCSN

  • glitter

    @It’s to creepy:

    If you were not interested, you wouldn’t read what is written on this page, you wouldn’t put the link to this page and you wouldn’t repeated a fool conclusions … in my opinion you aren’t better than those fans …

  • Bale head fan

    I clicked on the link does that make me a stalker ?? typical overzealous fans trying to analyse his movements
    so what if that Swedish women is on the boat?
    and that is a very BIG IF.
    with no proof she is there I call them arm chair investigators,
    if so he is probably banging it and quitting it
    . gourgous sexy women who gives a shit who he bangs up the wall at night.

  • funny

    @ It’s to creepy…funny that you linked to that site then. SwedishDelish are the worst of the lot. They found out where every single family member lived and also published private photos. I used to be a member but left when they started all that.

    Anyhow I’m really happy Askars is having some adventures.

  • §

    Yoh Yoh, this Modjeska commenter is killing me with her comments.LMFAO# Sharing is caring:
    Modjeska
    I’ve got more than a few screws loose and they’re not even the one’s y’all know about…smiley: ohwell

    http://vimeo.com/36167505
    well- I said she was hot… I didn’t say she wasn’t vulger…smiley: roll

    imo- she clearly has some ‘character flaws’ ( again-imo )

    any little chicklet who would pout her lips and boobs around AND who
    obviously doesn’t need the cash…well what does that say about her?
    I mean its one thing if you need to earn a living but to do it just cause you want
    people/strangers to look at you and admire your face and body…tsk tsk tsk vulgar indeed!

    she’s a very pretty-very rich- girl who craves attention-(the wrong kind of attention)
    does say alot about her character imo-
    but I do think she’s got a smokin body-
    and a pretty (swedish looking) face-
    I’d definately tap that- and my guess is that any hetero virile male would be likewise inclined.

    ok- if anyone else cares to join me in judging her-here are more pics-
    http://www.facebook.com/maya.macpherson.1
    her lame jewelry is lame too (imo)

    btw- I can place her in the canary islands-
    she posted this pic on Nov 14th-
    I’ve got more than a few screws loose and they’re not even the one’s y’all know about…smiley: ohwell

    http://vimeo.com/36167505
    well- I said she was hot… I didn’t say she wasn’t vulger…smiley: roll

    imo- she clearly has some ‘character flaws’ ( again-imo )

    any little chicklet who would pout her lips and boobs around AND who
    obviously doesn’t need the cash…well what does that say about her?
    I mean its one thing if you need to earn a living but to do it just cause you want
    people/strangers to look at you and admire your face and body…tsk tsk tsk vulgar indeed!

    she’s a very pretty-very rich- girl who craves attention-(the wrong kind of attention)
    does say alot about her character imo-
    but I do think she’s got a smokin body-
    and a pretty (swedish looking) face-
    I’d definately tap that- and my guess is that any hetero virile male would be likewise inclined.

    ok- if anyone else cares to join me in judging her-here are more pics-
    http://www.facebook.com/maya.macpherson.1
    her lame jewelry is lame too (imo)

    btw- I can place her in the canary islands-
    she posted this pic on Nov 14th-

    btw-I’m not trying to make the case that she and Alex have any thing goin on-
    I have no facts to connect them as anything other than hanging out on a yacht-

    but if I were 22, single, and looked like that- I would be on a mission to catch the wild Swede

  • §

    Apologies for the repeated dialogue on my previous comment above. Red wine+ hilarious comments about AS supposedly sexscapades= entertainment Sunday night on JJ.

  • Music Lover

    @§:
    Wow. ahahahahahahhaa. I haven’t been on this website for a while since Alex was seen at Coachella; but man that dude has got the most dedicated fans ever. they go on a mission to find out where he stays, who he dates or shaggs. Its boderline obsessive, that’s what I think. And yes the comment of this Modjeska chick is quite funny. I don’t get the beef against that Maya girl, but she is at least honest about it.
    IMO people should just chill on his private life for a mins hey. He is innocent until proven guilty of being too sexy and European. lol

  • ladybug

    @funny: “Anyhow I’m really happy Askars is having some adventures.” Hoping they’re not too adventurous-rogue waves, bad weather, etc, but just fun adventures.
    And perhaps in his next interview he’ll tell us about his sailing adventure.
    And until he does that the only thing we know for sure is that he’s on a boat, part of a three boat convoy, crossing from the Canaries to the Caribbean.
    And that CT, Anne V, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Olsen, Lucy G and Italian Skydiver are probably not with him.

  • funny

    Modjeska is a Yuku girl. So, not surprising.

    @Ladybug..yes they are not with him but you know that won’t stop trolls trollin’ ;-)

  • Macy

    Good grief, the poor guy can’t even go sailing with some people without it being dissected to the nth degree. If he’s shagging someone, so what? If he’s not, then so what also?

  • Macy

    I just read that woman’s posts. I can’t believe they call people on here names, when they do psycho sh*t like that. It’s downright stalkerish how she researched everything so much. Batsh*t crazy if you ask me. He’s sailing with some people on a boat for a couple weeks, the minute details aren’t anyone’s business. Good grief!

  • §

    @Macy:
    She even went into the details of time zone/coordinates researches with codes and other shit I couldn’t read or understand. That right there is another reason why this poor man won’t share his private life to the world. Its bad enough he is a public figure but now people tracking him down his every move; no wonder he is so coy about his love life.I dont blame him.

  • Macy

    @§:
    She just made a post that she’s cleaning up some of her posts and considered deleting them all, because so many views are happening. Well, then don’t be a crazy stalker and post it for everyone to see, like it’s something to be proud of that you wasted so much time to find out all these tiny things even about other people. That’s so bizarre and unnecessary. That and them posting the houses of his family members and where they were. Way too far IMO

  • ladybug

    @Macy: It’s dancing around the same line as the house info-which I freely admit to partaking in, since I like my real estate porn. The info is out there if you know what you’re looking for and where to look for it.

    Of course in this case, it’s pretty hard to truly stalk him on a boat. Though I have to wonder if someone isn’t going to figure out which marina/port he’s going be docking at and be there waiting for fan pics.

    I wonder if we’d all be blissfully ignorant of what he was doing if the guy who’s on one of the other boats hadn’t tweeted that Alex was in the boat convoy.

    @§: perhaps this person on Yuku should be working for the NSA:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency

  • where?

    Where are they posted? Thanks.

  • funny

    I think.Macy is speaking of when addresses and some photos were given out for family members in Sweden.

  • ladybug

    @where?: There’s a link to it on the previous page of comments.

  • Macy

    @ladybug:
    Well at least that was posted on a real estate page and didn’t include an address, though I’m surprised they didn’t look it up. They did post his entire family’s residences in Sweden a couple years ago though, complete with addresses which is terrible IMO. I’m sure that person will still research this boat stuff and find out the route. She’s been looking into the company, the staff, etc so I don’t expect that she’ll stop there. Creepy.

  • Macy

    @funny:
    Yes that’s what I was talking about, not the post of Alex’s house. That was all over the internet for anyone to see, but the people on the yuku forum dug up Alex’s mother’s house and his siblings, and posted where they were located in Stockholm. They deleted them off the forum, after people said things, but it was too late. Lots of people know that someone on the forum had posted them. What gets me is they talk poorly of people on here, but we haven’t done anything even close to comparing.

  • funny

    Yes when I was there it was nasty. There is a locked section which is not viewable to the public that is MUCH worse. The regulars here seem nice. It is only the trolls who disrupt things.

    But I did not come to start anything, just to comment on the stalker-ish posts of that one person.

  • Canuck

    @ladybug: Gee, you mean he’s not having a transAtlantic boink-a-thon? Obviously, the man is slipping… *eyeroll*

    With the tan he’s going to have after this trip, he’s going to have to sit inside a dark room until TB starts filming again. I can sure see the attraction of spending a couple of weeks on the ocean after spending his whole summer in a bomb shelter though.

  • Macy

    @funny:
    Oh goodness, I can’t imagine what’s on the private section. Some of the stuff they post on the public part is out of control.

  • ladybug

    @Canuck: Sunburn, windburn. I hope he remembered to bring along sunscreen and moisturizer!

    But he’s probably having a great time-I’m thinking of the end of the GQ interview, where Peter Berg is telling the journalist about the time he and Alex were doing preproduction on Battleship-they landed on a carrier and Alex picks up Berg and is spinning around, screaming ‘this is awesome!’

  • Canuck

    @ladybug: I get that. I’ve been hinting to my husband for years that if he ever wanted to get me the best gift ever, he’d find a way to arrange a flight on a fighter jet for me. I’d have been jumping up and down yelling “awesome” too. I was more than a bit envious when I read that story.

    I suppose everyone has a mental bucket list of things they’d love to do if they had the time and the money. Alex is in the fortunate position to find himself with both, nice to see he’s not wasting that bevause you only live once. I hope he’s jumping on the dock in the Caribbean yelling “that was awesome” when he finally arrives.

  • Canuck

    Also, it’s a very good sign for his career if his name is being used by the director to help greenlight a film.

  • ladybug

    @Canuck: We have an air show and I always end up jealous of the reporters who get to fly with the Blue Angels or the Thunderbirds. If I have the chance to do something like that I’d probably throw up and pass out. But it’d be a rush!

    “Also, it’s a very good sign for his career if his name is being used by the director to help greenlight a film.”

    Yes, it’s a good sign indeed. And the fact that it’s Warner Brothers and the director is the director of the last four Harry Potter movies, not a bad thing at all.

  • Canuck

    @ladybug: The end of the TB contract is when, do you know?

  • ladybug

    @Canuck: It is my understanding the contracts are for 7 years. There has been speculation that this will end up translating into 6 seasons, because the contract would have started with preproduction (and throw in the delay caused by the writer’s strike).

    Now whether this actually means they’ll be done next summer or not, I have no idea.

  • Canuck

    @ladybug: Well if it is, it would be perfect timing for the man to break into movie A-list-dom.

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