The Oscar-nominated actor will portray Chief Mbonga, although no specific character details were given at this time. The story centers on John Clayton III (Alexander Skarsgård), who was raised in the jungle by apes before returning to London as an adult. Margot Robbie is playing the love of John's life, Jane Foster. Although their characters have not been confirmed by the studio, Christoph Waltz is reportedly playing a military man who encounters Tarzan in the jungle, with Samuel L. Jackson playing Civil War veteran George Washington Williams, who teams up with Tarzan to overthrow an evil warlord.
David Yates is directing from a script that was most recently written by Adam Cozad. Other writers such as John August, Marianne Wibberley and Craig Brewer previously worked on the screenplay. It isn't known when production will begin, although Warner Bros. issued a July 1, 2016 release date back in February.