Warner Bros. has released a slew of new images for The Legend of Tarzan. The upcoming film eschews the standard Tarzan tale for an entirely original story that follows Alexander Skarsgård‘s titular hero years after he’s moved to London and assumed the title of Lord Greystoke with his wife Jane (Margot Robbie). When the nefarious Captain Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz) lures Tarzan and Jane back into the wild for his own personal gain, abducting Jane in the process, he gets a lot more than he bargained for when he finds he’s unleashed the King of the Jungle.
There’s something good and old-fashioned about The Legend of Tarzan‘s appeal, and not just because it hinges on an iconic character that has endured for more than a century. It’s a big-budget studio picture with extensively crafted in-house sets and cast of gorgeous, charismatic leading actors, and ultimately seems to be an all out chase movie by way of lush period sets. I’m also loving the production design, which is a bit of an Old West meets Jungle meets Victorian London brew that somehow all works. Basically, it all looks like one big, fun summer blockbuster spectacle and a great change of pace from the spies, superheroes and space movies that usually dominate that landscape.
Check out the new The Legend of Tarzan images below. The film opens July 1st and also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, John Hurt, and Jim Broadbent.