'True Blood' Star Alexander Skarsgard Rocks Six-Pack Abs for Role as 'Tarzan'

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Ripped doesn't even begin to cover it with Alexander Skarsgard's newest role. King of Jungle suits him juuuuust fine, if you ask us. 

39-year-old Skarsgard is showcasing his washboard abs in the latest release of photos for the upcoming The Legend of Tarzan film. The film, which officially hits theaters July 1, and offers a brand new take on the classic Tarzan tale. 

Skarsgard told USA Today that the film is much more about bringing Tarzan back whereas the original story is about taming the beast. 

“It’s almost the opposite of the classic tale, where it’s about taming the beast,” says Skarsgård, 39. “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.”

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With director David Yates (of Harry Potter fame) at the helm and an all-star cast of Oscar nominees including Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Djimon Hounsou and Jim Broadbent, the reboot of the classic franchise should bring exciting new life and layers on layers of complexity to the character's storyline. 

We were excited about the film before, but with the release of Skarsgard's new pics, we're REALLY excited. Is it July 1 yet?