The jungle adventure pic has been in development for more than a decade. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film hit some issues when director David Yates became double-booked. He started shooting Warner Bros’ “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” even before production on the “Tarzan” reboot was completed. However, sources told THR that the move from “Tarzan” to “Fantastic Beasts” was planned all along.
Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ iconic novel series “Tarzan”, the film stars Alexander Skarsgård in the titular role. The Swedish actor is starring alongside “Suicide Squad” star Margot Robbie, who will be playing Tarzan’s beloved wife, Jane.
The story will take place a decade after Tarzan left his jungle home in Africa.
Having been living a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Tarzan returns to Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament. However, he is unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” star Djimon Hounsou will be starring in the film as Chief Mbonga while Samuel L. Jackson will play the real-life figure, George Washington Williams. “Spectre” actor Christoph Waltz will be portraying the main antagonist, Captain Leon Rom.
“The Legend of Tarzan” is slated for release on 1st July 2016.