After years of living a civilised and “genteel” life in 1880s’ London, Tarzan returns to the jungles —where he truly belongs — in the latest trailer of upcoming movie “The Legend of Tarzan.”
The last trailer of the movie focused on the life of iconic Edgar Rice Burrough’s character, portrayed by Alexander Skarsgård, as a civilian, who has left the life of the wild and free ape-man that is loved by the fans across the world.
However, the new trailer features much of the original history of Tarzan and his life among his animal friends as once again, certain circumstances compel him to return to his roots.
“The Legend of Tarzan” explores the story of the titular character, now known as John Clayton III, Lord Greystroke who has left the wildlife to live with his wife Jane (Margot Robbie) in London.
However, soon Tarzan finds himself returning to his past, trapped in a sinister plot by Captain Léon Rom (Christoph Waltz) that leads him to the jungles of Congo. To fight against the evil forces of Captain Léon, Tarzan must embrace his wild side once again.
According to Slash Film, though the story of Tarzan, like its original counterpart, is mostly a work of fantasy, it has some real-life influences as well. The villainous character of Waltz is inspired by Belgium’s King Leopold II, who claimed to be a philanthropist but acquired Congo as his colony afterwards and committed a massive genocide.
Besides Waltz, Samuel L Jackson plays real-life Civil War veteran George Washington, who opposed the actions of King Leopold. Djimon Hounsou will be portraying the character of Chief Mbonga in the movie.
According to Coming Soon, David Yates, who directed the final four Harry Potter movies, will be returning to direction with “The Legend of Tarzan.” Yates is currently directing the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”
It seems that fans of classic tales will have a delightful year ahead with two of the most favourite classic stories coming on big screen – “The Legend of Tarzan” and “The Jungle Book.”
“The Legend of Tarzan” is scheduled to release July 1 (United States) in 2D, 3D, IMAX and IMAX 3D. Watch the latest trailer here: