Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Djimon Hounsou Joins David Yates' 'Tarzan'

With production slated to start soon, David Yates' Tarzan has added another impressive name to the roster. Djimon Hounsou has joined the cast as Chief Mbonga opposite Alexander Skarsgard's Tarzan and Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz. Edgar Rice Burroughs fans will remember Mbonga as the chief of the cannibal tribe in the original Tarzan of the Apes, so we'll have to wait and see if they keep that. Hounsou will next been seen as Korath the Pursuer in Guardians of the Galaxy and providing vocal duties in How to Train Your Dragon 2. For more info hit

1 comment:

bOb said...

With Warner Bros. backing and David Yates at the helm, this movie has the
potential to be a blockbuster hit. They'll at least be on the right track if
they distance themselves from the old Tarzan movie format. The assembled cast
is good except for the lead role. Alexander Skarsgard does not fit the image of
Tarzan. This role needs a more athletically muscular, ruggedly handsome actor
with darker complexion and black hair.
Edgar Rice Burroughs' tale is a
powerful fantasy about a young man with high intelligence and great physical
strength and speed. He was possessed with instincts and senses of a wild
beast. With these endowments he rose above the other creatures of the jungle
and ruled his environment. This is what should be dramatized and brought to
movie audiences.