A 'The Legend Of Tarzan' Sequel Will Happen & The Director Is Already Swinging Towards A New Story
Even though The Legend Of Tarzan won't hit theaters until July 1, the team behind the film is already discussing a sequel. Back in April, director David Yates and actor Alexander Skarsgard met with London journalists to show off some footage and discuss the new movie, and while there was plenty of conversation about its innovative animation and what it was like for Skarsgard to take on the iconic role, Yates ultimately confirmed that there will be a sequel to The Legend Of Tarzan ."We have an outline which we’re very excited about,” the director revealed at the press conference, according to Gay Times. The publication also reported that Skarsgard, who underwent extensive training for his role as Tarzan, was quick to joke about the next title: “Yeah it’s called Tarzan gains weight, or Tarzan eats cake. I wrote it!”
Of course, The Legend of Tarzan is already a sequel in many respects. This update on the famous story begins several years after Tarzan left the jungle and landed in London, where he lives his wife Jane (Margot Robbie) and goes by the name John Clayton III. Things are pretty chill until Parliament invites him to visit the Congo as a trade emissary, which, surprise, is actually an evil plot led by out by Captain Leon Rom, played by everyone's favorite bad guy, Christoph Waltz. Upon discovering the nasty details of the situation, Clayton Tarzans-out.
Tarzan And Jane Realize That Colonialism Is Wrong And Return To London From The Jungle To Fight The Power
It's probably a stretch, but it's a plotline that I would love to see.
Jane Takes A Cue From Another Famous Jane
Personally, I wanna see Jane pull a Jane Goodall and write a groundbreaking book on Ape family dynamics.
Tarzan Gets Connected To Planet Of The Apes
I mean, I'd be down for some weird, apocalyptic sci-fi.
Everyone Stops Being Racist
The Tarzan from Edgar Rice Burroughs' books is actually a big, ol' white supremacist. A sequel could be the filmmakers' chance to turn the tide and evoke some less violent politics.
Tarzan Explores The Midwest
The original Jane is from Wisconsin, not Great Britain. If Skarsgard is really looking for a version of Tarzan that involves food, might I suggest some cheese curds and beer from Madison?
Here's hoping that Tarzan does as well as expected and makes a sequel a definite reality.
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