Alexander Skarsgard Goes Shirtless In New ‘Tarzan’ Movie (PHOTO)

Alexander Skarsgard is Tarzan, and…well, the casting is kind of perfect, judging by this first-look photo.

Warner Bros. has released the first look at a shirtless Skarsgard from this summer’s The Legend of Tarzan, in which he’ll star as the legendary wild man alongside Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie, who will play the role of Jane. Directed by Harry Potter helmer David Yates, the movie co-stars Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou and two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz. This will be a reimagining of the iconic story and character created by author Edgar Rice Burroughs, as the source material is brought into a new era.

“It’s almost the opposite of the classic tale, where it’s about taming the beast,” Skarsgard said in an interview with 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.”

The Legend of Tarzan doesn’t hit theaters until July 1, but you can check out the first look at Skarsgard in the lead role below:

Alexander Skarsgard Goes Shirtless In New 'Tarzan' Movie (PHOTO)

Credit: Warner Bros.

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