New official trailer for The Legend of Tarzan reveals the Lord of the Apes' origin story

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Mar 19, 2016, 7:52 PM EDT (Updated)

“You ... are Tarzan. You may not like who you were, you may have enemies there, but you need to go home.”

The second official trailer for director David Yates’ (the Harry Potter movies, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) upcoming action-adventure movie The Legend of Tarzan has arrived, courtesy of Warner Bros. They've also released a brand-new poster.

The upcoming movie will mark the highly anticipated return of author Edgar Rice Burroughs' iconic vine-swinging character to the big screen in years. Welcome back, Tarzan!

Right off the bat, the new trailer focuses on the origin story of the Lord of the Apes and King of the Jungle, played by True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard, before launching into explosive action. 

Set in the 1880s, The Legend of Tarzan is based on Burroughs’ classic Tarzan adventures, with a screenplay written by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer. Between the first trailer and this one, the special effects look more polished and yes, I'll admit I'm actually very excited about that movie. Take a look at the new trailer:


The Legend of Tarzan features an impressive cast that includes Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad) as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke’s (aka Tarzan) beloved wife Jane Porter (who is NO damsel in distress, by the way), Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator, Guardians of the Galaxy) as Chief Mbonga, Samuel L. Jackson (Avengers: Age of Ultron) as real-life figure George Washington Williams, Crasper Crump (DC's Legends of Tomorrow) as Captain Kerchover, Christoph Waltz (Spectre) as the villainous Belgian Captain Leon Rom, John Hurt (Alien, Doctor Who) as Professor Archimedes Q. Porterin and Jim Broadbent in an undisclosed role.

Check out the synopsis:

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 (Christoph Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.

The Legend of Tarzan swings into movie theaters on July 1, 2016. Will this one be a must-see for you?