The Legend of Tarzan seemingly has all the right ingredients to make for a better-than-average reboot. There’s director David Yates (who helmed the last four Harry Potter films and is currently shooting Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) as well as a strong cast of Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Waltz, Djimon Hounsou, and John Hurt.
Now we have a new trailer, which seems to give away much of what’s presumably the last half. We witness a major setpiece as Tarzan sets out to save Jane and attack a legion of humans with his animal army. Yates can certainly pull off spectacle, so we’ll have to wait and see if can do so again here. Set for a prime July 4th week release, check out the trailer below, along with a new poster.
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom (Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.
The Legend of Tarzan opens on July 1st.