David Yates is a ridiculously busy man. He’s currently shoot the very complex and big budget Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beast & Where To Find Them and simultaneously working on post-production on the the very complex and big budget Tarzan. Warner, which is backing both movies, reckons he can do both, but it’s a lot of work for one man to take on.
However with Tarzan coming out first, we’ve now got our first look at Alexander Skarsgard in the title role, alongside Margot Robbie as Jane. There’s no doubt that Skarsgard spent a lot of time in the gym for this one – indeed he had to go on a four month diet and exercise regimen before filming began.
As well as debuting the pics, USA Today quotes Skarsgard as saying on the movie, “This is about a man who’s holding back and slowly as you peel off the layers, he reverts back to a more animalistic state and lets that side of his personality out.”
However, Yates wants to point it it’s not just about the guy, as Jane is “in no way a passive partner to Tarzan. She’s a really strong, assertive, beautifully knowledgeable, very sexy modern woman who can more than look after herself… In a way, it’s a story of two human beings and how they save each other.”
Take a look at the pics below. Tarzan will be in cinemas next summer.