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Legend of Tarzan: Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie first look

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Jonathan Olley

Welcome to the jungle, indeed.

Warner Bros. has released the first photos (via USA Today) from The Legend of Tarzan, with True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård (shirtless!) as the title character and Suicide Squad’s Margot Robbie as his beloved Jane.

The film, directed by David Yates — who helmed the last four Harry Potter films — begins with the main character already having left his jungle home, living in Victorian London with his wife. But when he gets an invitation to return as an emissary of Parliament, he eventually makes his way back to the Congo.

“It’s almost the opposite of the classic tale, where it’s about taming the beast,” Skarsgård told USA Today. “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.”

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The Legend of Tarzan, which also stars Djimon Hounsou, Samuel L. Jackson, and Christoph Waltz, is slated for a July 1 release. Head to USA Today for more from Yates and Skarsgård on the film.