Alexander Skarsgard probably won’t play Tarzan after all: depressing?

Here are some images from Alexander Skarsgard’s Man of the World pictorial – I showed you guys the cover a few weeks ago, but I kept seeing ads for the pictorial on this site, so I finally gave in. I know I said I mostly find Alex attractive in suits, but good lord, he looks amazing in these photos. Sigh…

Anyway, I guess I’m just trying to do a Week of Skarsgard for whatever reason, so let’s see what he’s been up to! A few days ago, he was on Kelly & Michael, and his interview was pretty cute. He talked about being in love with a girl in Stockholm and how tall he is and True Blood, Disconnect, etc. It’s a nice interview. He casually uses the word “didactic”. It’s pretty hot.

Meanwhile, you know how Alex was supposed to play Tarzan with Jessica Chastain as Jane? Well, in an interview this week, Alex was asked if he was still attached to Tarzan and he said “Um… No, I mean, we’ll see what happens. I’m not quite sure yet.” Then Deadline published a story yesterday about the project “dying on the vine” – you can read the Deadline story here. Apparently, the film was supposed to start production this year but the director wanted a big-budget and the studio wasn’t into it. The project might go ahead next year but probably not.

Photos courtesy of Man of the World.

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  1. marie says:

    Good Lord that man, so freakin HOT.. you just made my Thursday..

    all you ladies fight over Cumby, while I happily take him..

  2. JM says:

    Not depressed. Something better will come along. Since Vikings has been renewed for a 2nd season, maybe they could create a character for him. Not only would he get to act alongside his brother Gustav, him & Travis Fimmel on the same screen would make my lady bits spontaneously combust!

  3. andrea says:

    DAYUM. He photoshops well, doesn’t he? I never realized what a great profile he has.

    • Kaye says:

      What specifically looks photoshopped to you?

      • andrea says:

        Oh, just the basic stuff. They cleaned up the dark circles under his eyes, diminished the eye bags, lessened the frown lines and those two columnar side ones on his forehead, evened out his skin color and removed his blemishes, made the color of his eyes pop, possibly adjusted sections of his hairline by a fraction, tweaked the coloring of his beard to be more even, and highlighted/shadowed certain areas of his face for effect.

        These are all little things to most people, but put together, you’d be surprised what a vast improvement they make to an image. Not that Skars’ face needs all that much improving.

    • RT says:

      And of course he is the only male actor who is photoshopped :)
      Isn`t every actor who is on the cover of a magazine photoshopped these days?
      So almost every photo you se on this site has been photoshopped more or less.
      I think in Alex case not so much in these photos.

      • andrea says:

        Of course everyone is photoshopped, but not everyone photoshops well. That’s my point. For example, there are some people who require so much work on their pores and things like that that they end up looking waxy just to cover the imperfections. Don’t even get me started on the ones whose faces need to be reshaped a little to remove double chins or to thin out cheeks. Oyf.

        Frankly, I think the world would be a happier place if celebrity photos were left more natural, but the people who oversee these kinds of things always require near-perfection, especially from women.

        By the way, can I add that the person who did the post-production work on these photos did a really great job, mostly because they knew just when to stop retouching. You can still see his real skin texture and the little lines haven’t been totally edited out.

      • cr says:

        Andrea, I do wish they’d stop over Photoshopping him. But as you mentioned, at least this one knew when to stop. Unlike the GQ and Men’s Journal covers. Ugh.

    • Kaye says:

      Good eye. Thanks for elaborating, andrea.

  4. Gabby says:

    Sweet baby Jesus. That’s a fine specimen of hot Viking man right there.

  5. tessa says:


    Can’t say I’m particularly disappointed about Tarzan.
    I just hope he’ll find something interesting to film in the summer.
    Oh and that True Blood won’t suck too much this year (though the latter is highly unlikely…)

  6. LadyMTL says:

    Yay, a Skarsweek! Bring it on, that man is a GOD! I mean really, he looks so damned good in these pictures that I think I just ovulated again.

  7. Lipsy says:

    Is it the role he plays on tv that makes him hot? I don’t watch True Blood so I don’t find him attractive AT ALL.

  8. Elceibeno says:

    I bet Alex would have needed padding in his Tarzan costume if he had gotten the part. Nice body he’s got though. John Hamm wouldn’t.

  9. Lizzie K says:

    He is soooo fine, but he is NOT my idea of Tarzan at all.

    Now Dwayne Johnson, on the other hand ….

  10. RHONYC says:

    *wiping puddle off seat*

    gosh, he doesn’t have to do Tarzan, i have a vivid imagination & can see him in loincloth anytime i want. ;-)

    moments of note:

    0:24 super cute fiver to the lady in audience

    0:07 f*ck a HamDong, Skarsie’s beef is whats for dinner


    2:45 “in love with someone 5000 miles away…” so sweet, it was the ultimate PANTY DROP!

    4:34 his hands are like something from a Michelangelo. so beautiful

    now, for Miz Paula Patton: it’s not enough to go home every night to hot ass Robin Thicke, but now you gotta play wife to hot ass Skarsie?

    greedy, greedy, greedy. :mrgreen:

  11. Sweet Dee says:

    My goodness. He is the epitome of my type–blonde, blue-eyed, towering viking man with a sweet, sweet smile. I’d make one of those pictures my wallpaper if it didn’t make my nipples hard every time I look at them.

    Now I need to go see the little man in the canoe.

  12. Diana says:

    God he is so hot. You can do vikin week any time, all the time. No complaints here.

  13. dina says:

    I just can’t even believe how hot he is, I can’tttttttttttt. TRUE BLOOD IS BACK SOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

  14. Jenna says:

    No. Not depressing. That movie sounded stupid as hell.

  15. grabbyhands says:

    While I am sad that I won’t get to see him in a loincloth, I have a feeling it would have been a fairly stupid movie.

  16. kingkayski says:

    Bummer!I was so looking forward to viking loin cloth,ugh!

  17. Ashling says:

    I’m not upset about Tarzan. He’s got good things ahead of him. And he looks soo good here.

  18. Yourshirtisinsideout says:

    Love the profile shot! Makes one just want to pull him close and run hands through that hair. :-)

  19. JC says:

    Sweet Jesus. He had me at didactic.