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No Tarzan Loincloth Confirmed But…..

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…………lots of “V”

Ok, so I’m not using this Tarzan update to post a large, gratuitous picture of Charlie and his world-beating “V”, because I’m a professional news updater and I don’t do things like that.

The Tarzan test-screener on IMDb has (inevitably) been questioned about Alexander’s state of undress in the movie. Personally I’m relieved about the loincloth as no man looks good in one of those, and I’m liking what I’m hearing about the rest of his unattire.

Alas, no loincloth as has already been stated. 
But he does go shirtless , I mean, how can he not, he’s Tarzan. And his trousers are very…well put it this way, I reckon he had to wax for this role.

The first time his shirt comes off, his trousers are as low as they could get without them running afoul of the censors. 
You know that “v” thing that super ripped guys get from the hips on down? Well Mr Skarsgård has it.

So something like this then…..

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Only 271 days to go 🙂

 

 

 

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Feedback from “Tarzan” Test Screening

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We’d pretty much given up on the chance of hearing anything of much interest from the “Tarzan” test -screenings that took place earlier in the year, but one of the lucky testers has finally come out on IMDb to share some details (subject of course to the gagging order they have to adhere it). Big thanks to @Tarzan2016July for finding this.

Below are direct quotes from the IMDb user:

It was quite humorous in parts and I definitely wasn’t expecting that. I mean, the villain’s plot is dastardly as can be, yet they still find a way to put humor into a film that touches on one of the most abominable regimes Africa has ever seen. 

As you might expect, Jackson is excellent, Skarsgård (fearsome physique and all) is great, Honsou is appropriately intense and driven, Waltz is quality and Robbie is actually really decent. 

The film doesn’t trample on existing lore but it does update it appropriately. As a black man, I’ve sometimes found “white savior” films to be difficult to watch. I’m happy to say that this is not that kind of movie. The Waziri (though I didn’t hear that word) have minds and martial capabilities of their own. Jane is actually a mentally and physically capable woman 

The film isn’t perfect by any means, the villainous plot is a bit strange in parts, the villains over complicate things in classical style, and watching a grown man go “ook ook” is disconcerting. But the action is suitably hyperkinetic, the Mangani are very well realized and the “victory cry of the bull ape” is…suitably fearsome. 

If you like adventure movies then I definitely think it’s worth a look. I’ve always found it hard to give films a numerical rating, but I would definitely pay to see it in the cinema if that means anything. 

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Alexander Interview With The Herald (Scotland)

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Here’s an in-depth interview Alexander gave to The Herald Scotland during the Edinburgh Film Festival. He talks about growing up in Stockholm and his military service. There’s also some more mentions of “Tarzan” (only 11 months to go now) which only gets us really, really excited as we still await our first glimpse of the Jungle King.

When he was 19 Alexander Skarsgard signed up for national service. He didn’t do it for a laugh. He didn’t do it because he’d always wanted to join the army. He didn’t do it because he wanted to fire a gun. He didn’t even do it because he wanted to react against his lefty bohemian upbringing as embodied in his actor dad Stellan Skarsgard.

He is clear on this when I suggest it might have been. “I don’t know about rebellion,” he tells me as we talk almost 20 years later. “I come from a family of anarchists and socialists and pacifists and I was never into guns myself. I wouldn’t say I did it to p*** off dad or anything.”

No, he says, it was something else. “I grew up in south Stockholm in a very urban environment and I wanted that challenge of doing something that was extreme. It’s physically and mentally quite challenging and I was really intrigued by that.”

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Alexander Interview With HitFix

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There is a nice HitFix interview with Alexander with mentions of “War On Everyone” and “Tarzan” as well as “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”.

I was lucky enough to see TDOATG at Sundance and it sort of stuck with me ever since which I guess is now almost seven months later.  How you got involved and what convinced you to take the part?

Well, I got involved not in the traditional way through my agent, it was actually my friend Jack McBrayer, a comedian that was on “30 Rock,” I don’t know if you know who that is…

Absolutely.

So, he’s a dear friend of mine and when I was back in L.A. we were neighbors.  He basically said, ‘My friend Marielle wrote this script, it’s her first feature and I think she’s really cool and really smart.  She wants you to read it.  Can I give it to you?’  And I said, ‘Sure.’  And I read it and I just fell in love with the script.  I thought it was such a unique story and I loved the character.  I saw it as a real interesting challenge to try to figure out how to play Monroe in a way that wasn’t too predatory — just kind of make him real and find some life in that.  And then I met Marielle and I was kind of blown away by her energy and her enthusiasm.  I mean this project has been her baby for almost a decade.  She adapted the comic book for the stage first and did a play off Broadway in New York where she played me Minnie herself and wrote the script.  It was a combination of that kind of just like being really just fallen in love with Marielle and her energy and feeling like this could be an interesting challenge to find a way of making Monroe layered and real.

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Alexander Skarsgard Uproxx Interview

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Uproxx have released a really good new interview with Alexander in which he talks about Tarzan, as well as Eric Northman and “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”. Thanks to Skarsgard for posting the link.

Since becoming a famous person by playing Eric Northman on True Blood, Alexander Skarsgård has seemed to poo-poo the typical Hollywood offerings. There hasn’t been the role of playing Mark Wahlberg’s buddy in Contraband 2, or whatever. Sure, he did have a supporting part in Peter Berg’sBattleship, but it’s almost the exception that proves the rule… and if Skarsgård was going to make a failed huge studio movie, well, he picked the one. While his father, Stellan Skarsgård, has been making Marvel movies, Alexander has spent his time making movies with Lars von Trier, Zal Batmanglij, and now with Marielle Heller with The Diary of a Teenage Girl.

In The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Skarsgård plays Monroe, a character who should be repulsive, but the way Skarsgård plays him, it winds up being frustratingly confusing. Monroe seems like a nice guy, but it just so happens he’s sleeping with his girlfriend’s (Kristen Wiig) teenage daughter, Minnie (Bel Powley). Monroe knows this is wrong and tries to end the relationship, but is weak and can never seem to turn Minnie down. Monroe could have easily, and probably pretty effectively, been played as an “asshole,” but Skarsgård gives Monroe depth that Monroe might not even deserve.

Next year, Skarsgård will play the lead in the no-doubt-about-it big budget Tarzan. Directed by David Yates (who has four Harry Potter movies under his directing belt), this at least sounds like a much more interesting Tarzan than we’ve seen in awhile – a Tarzan that is fully domesticated, living in England with his wife. Ahead, Skarsgård explains what he’s looking for when he picks a role, and explains why his Tarzan probably isn’t what you’re expecting.

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“Tarzan” Gets Chicago & LA Test Screenings

 

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Alexander Skarsgard’s highly anticipated 2016 movie “Tarzan The Untamed” is getting its first test screening for a lucky audience in Chicago on Saturday. Director David Yates has previously used the Chicago cinema-going public to test out his Harry Potter films (You may have heard of them?). He has also attended at least a couple of the screenings himself. This Tarzan screening is very early, but it may be that the director / producers have a few different ideas, and want to gage the audience reaction before the movie is completed. It’s not clear if those in attendance will be able to make any public comments afterwards, but hopefully we might get one or two juicy titbits.

UPDATE: There is also now a test screening in Los Angeles on Monday night.

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Margot Robbie – More On Tarzan

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Margot Robbie has been talking to elmundo.es about her Hollywood career, including a little bit about Tarzan and Alexander Skarsgard. The interview has been written up in Spanish, but our wonderful site owner Barbara has translated any mention of Tarzan  for us. And whilst we are obviously always searching for the intellectual content of each article we couldn’t help but notice that Margot admits she has  “never seen a body like his”.

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Margot Robbie Talks Up “Tarzan”

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Alexander Skarsgard’s “Tarzan” co-star, Australian actress Margot Robbie, has been speaking (briefly) about the movie to Empire Magazine. It looks like Margot’s 2016 version of Jane will thankfully be holding her own in a movie dominated by top-class male actors – Alexander, Samuel L Jackson, Christoph Waltz, John Hurt & Djimon Hounsou.

Take her role as Jane in David Yates’ upcoming adaption of Tarzan, for example. When EMPIRE recently wondered aloud to producer David Barron if she was the film’s damsel in distress, he blurted, “Oh good Lord, no. One doesn’t hire Margot Robbie to play a damsel in distress…”

“That’s so funny,” she says, “because that was the first thing I said. I have no interest in being that.When I read the Tarzan script it felt like Indiana Jones meets Pirates of the Caribbean, a mix of big adventure, fun and humour.” When the now-fully-civilised John Clayton III, Lord Greystroke (Alexander Skarsgård), is asked to return to the Congo, Jane decides that she will travel with him, despite the inherent danger. “John has no say in the matter,” she insists. “This Jane is feisty, capable, very outspoken and not a damsel.”

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Alexander at Hummus Kickoff Party (Sundance)

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Alexander Skarsgard has attended the Hummus Kickoff Party at Sundance, along with a host of other stars including his “The East” co-star Brit Marling and his “Tarzan” co-star Margot Robbie.

Fans have been waiting impatiently to see the first photo of Alexander with  Margot, who plays Tarzan’s wife Jane Porter.

And just when we thought this weekend at Sundance couldn’t get any better, the two possibly least ugly people on the entire planet have obliged us by posing for a cute photograph together.

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