'Legend of Tarzan': First look at Alexander Skarsgard and his jungle abs (Photo)

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Alexander Skarsgård Shows Off His Abs For 'The Legend of Tarzan'

Alexander Skarsgård appears to be in the best shape of his life as the title character in Warner Bros.' "Legend of Tarzan."

The studio released the first look, via USA Today, at the latest adaptation of the classic literary icon from director David Yates ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows").

According to Skarsgård, best known for playing a vampire on "True Blood," the July 1 tentpole is "almost the opposite of the classic tale," which focuses on the discovery of the jungle man and taming him.

"This is about a man who's holding back and slowly as you peel off the layers, he reverts back to a more animalistic state and lets that side of his personality out," the actor told USA Today.

Margot Robbie co-stars as Jane, who will have already have tamed Tarzan and has been living alongside the British gentleman in 1880s Victorian London for 10 years before they venture back to the Congo, where Tarzan must once again embrace his wild side.



Margot Robbie is also starring in "Suicide Squad." Check out pics of the cast in the gallery below!

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'Legend of Tarzan': First look at Alexander Skarsgard and his jungle abs (Photo)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: (L-R back row) Actors Will Smith, Joel Kinnaman, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Jai Courtney, and Jay Hernandez; (L-R back row) actress Karen Fukuhara, director David Ayer, actresses Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis and moderator Aisha Tyler, taking a selfie, attend the Warner Bros. 'Suicide Squad' presentation during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 11, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: Actress Margot Robbie from 'Suicide Squad' attends the Warner Bros. presentation during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 11, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: Actors Margot Robbie (L) and Will Smith attend the Warner Bros. 'Suicide Squad' presentation during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 11, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: Actress Holly Hunter from 'Suicide Squad' attends the Warner Bros. presentation during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 11, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: Actor Will Smith attends the Warner Bros. 'Suicide Squad' presentation during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 11, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: (L-R) Actress Viola Davis, director David Ayer, and actress Margot Robbie attend the Warner Bros. 'Suicide Squad' presentation during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 11, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: Actress Cara Delevingne attends the Warner Bros. 'Suicide Squad' presentation during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 11, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: Actors Jai Courtney (L) and Joel Kinnaman attend the Warner Bros. 'Suicide Squad' presentation during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 11, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: (L-R) Actors Karen Fukuhara, Adam Beach, Cara Delevingne, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Margot Robbie, and Will Smith attend the Warner Bros. 'Suicide Squad' presentation during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 11, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: Actress Karen Fukuhara attends the Warner Bros. 'Suicide Squad' presentation during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 11, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: Director David Ayer attends the Warner Bros. 'Suicide Squad' presentation during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 11, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: Actor Jai Courtney walks onstage at the Warner Bros. 'Suicide Squad' presentation during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 11, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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