It's been nearly a decade since Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård), also known as John Clayton III, left Africa to live in Victorian England with his wife Jane. Danger lurks on the horizon as Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz), a treacherous envoy for King Leopold, devises a scheme that lures the couple to the Congo. Rom plans to capture Tarzan and deliver him to an old enemy (Djimon Hounsou) in exchange for diamonds. When Jane (Margot Robbie) becomes a pawn in his devious plot, Tarzan must return to the jungle to save the woman he loves.
> Alexander Skarsgård said one of the main reasons he took this role was to impress his father, Stellan Skarsgard. He said, "My dad is a massive Tarzan fan. Growing up, we had these VHS cassettes of the Johnny Weissmuller films and that was my introduction to the character. But those films are seventy years old and so much time has passed that I think mine is a fresh take. I'll never compete with Johnny Weissmuller, but I just wanted to impress my father. He was thrilled; he was more excited than I was." (IMDB)