The jungle is getting wilder in the new trailer for the Warner Bros. film The Legend of Tarzan. Released today, the new preview paints a clearer picture of the dangerous situation the king of the jungle is drawn into years after making a life for himself in England. The threat is enough to make anyone cower, but luckily, as is pointed out, this hero is “no normal man.”
The trailer, like the first, shows the incredible strength and skill of Tarzan (played by Alexander Skarsgard), even after having become “civilized.” We see him swinging himself around the vines of the jungle like he never left. (It must be just like riding a bike — you never forget how to do it.) New footage takes the preview beyond that, though, and we see more of Tarzan’s backstory, including his parents, and the enormous danger to him now.
“Your husband’s wildness disturbs me,” says Captain Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz) to Jane (Margot Robbie). He has her captive and is using her to try to manipulate Tarzan. Jane’s not willing to play the damsel, as we see in the preview, and she has total faith in her husband. “A normal man can do the impossible to save the woman he loves,” she says.
The impossible sounds about right. As George Washington Williams (Samuel L. Jackson) says to Tarzan about the men who want to do him harm, “There’s a thousand men down there, 20,000 more on the way. We don’t stand a chance.”
It wouldn’t be much of a movie if Tarzan didn’t actually stand a chance, of course. Based on all of the action-packed fight scenes shown in the trailer, he’ll put up a good fight. We’ll see how it turns out when The Legend of Tarzan swings into theaters on July 1.