Warner Brothers Hoping to Typecast Christoph Waltz as Villain for ‘Tarzan’

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The big screen adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novels has remained in development hell for years. Screenwriter, John August (Big Fish, Go), has spoken many times throughout the years about the project having trouble finding any steam. That is until director David Yates (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows 1 & 2) stepped in to helm the movie for Warner Brothers. All that aside, the studio has yet to pull the trigger until they have a packaged cast for the motion picture.

They already have Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) locked for the role of Tarzan. The second individual they have in mind for a villain role is none other than Christoph Waltz. No specifics are known about the character, but sources indicate he might play a “military figure who crosses paths with the King of the Jungle.” So, Warner Brothers wants Waltz to play an evil member of a military faction. Sound familiar?

 

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It’s understandable why they want Waltz, I mean the guy killed in the role of Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds. That said, let’s try and think outside the box people. He already showed he can rock a good guy role as well thanks to Tarantino’s willingness to stretch his talents in Django Unchained. Certainly by now studios realize this guy has skills outside of playing a psychopath. Maybe I’m giving Hollywood way too much credit.

Tarzan has no set release date yet! What do you think? Should Christoph Waltz play a villain in Tarzan?

Source: Variety

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John "D-Rock" Dotson
is a film critic and film-maker from Dallas, Texas. He attended Midwestern State University where he received a Bachelor's in Business Administration in the field of Marketing. He's a huge lover of all things cinema... except The Last Airbender. Follow him on Twitter @DRockDot
  • Olivia Underwood

    This is exactly why I both love and hate Hollywood. They give you chances but then maintain a tight iron fist. I don’t want to see Waltz in another villain-esque role, I want to see him doing other things, because I don’t want to see re-hashes of previous films or characters that we’ve already come to love. If we wanted that, we would see those movies. This, unfortunately, seems to be all that Hollywood is able to spurt out onto us at the moment. It’s either that or book adaptions. Which you can argue is the same thing. In fact, it is.

    • John “D-Rock” Dotson

      Very true… I think it’s a solid investment though if he continues his career with Quentin. QT seems to know how to utilize him in any form, whether villain or hero. Thanks for reading Olivia!

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