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Alexander Skarsgard shows off incredible physique in new Tarzan movie poster

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All eyes are on Alexander Skarsgard in a new poster for his upcoming movie The Legend of Tarzan. In the image, the handsome star shows off his very impressive physique as he stands shirtless in the jungle, with his co-star Margot Robbie - who plays Jane - by his side, the pair surrounded by large apes.Alexander, 39, has previously spoken about the hard work that went into getting his body Tarzan-ready.



Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie star in the new Legend of Tarzan film poster

"I obviously had a very, very good trainer," he previously told E! News. "I basically had him and a nutritionist. I've never done anything like this before, this extreme. I was just really nervous. It was a big challenge and I didn't know how my body would respond to the training and diet."His routine for several months before and while shooting included "a lot of chicken cutlets and crunches," Alexander revealed.

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The 39-year-old has revealed how hard he worked to get his Tarzan body

During that time, his personal trainer allowed him just one cheat day. "He was like, 'Alex, let's go for lunch,' and we went to this Italian restaurant in Notting Hill and sat down and he was like, 'Order what you want," the True Blood actor remembered. "I started crying. He was like, 'Have pasta,' and I had it and then he was like, 'Are you still hungry?' I was like, 'Yeah!' He was like, 'Have a pizza then, have some tiramisu.' It was the best meal of my life."The Legend of Tarzan is set in London in the years after Tarzan left the jungle and settled down with his wife Jane. He is forced to return to the Congo as a trade representative and finds himself pitted against a corrupt Belgian captain named Leon Rom, played by Christopher Waltz.The movie, which also stars the likes of Samuel L Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, John Hurt and Jim Broadbent, is scheduled for release this summer.

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