9 Reasons Alexander Skarsgård is the Perfect Tarzan

When it was announced that Alexander Skarsgård would star in the upcoming film The Legend of Tarzan, the internet let out a collective ‘Duh’. It’s not hard to see why the 6’4” Scandinavian is the perfect choice for a role that mostly involves wearing a loincloth and glowering at people, and anyone who’s seen True Blood will know Skarsgård is clearly qualified. Not convinced? Here’s proof.

1. He’s Not Afraid to Take His Shirt Off

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An important Tarzan prerequisite.

2. He’s Already Got the Hair

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This is basically a Tarzan audition tape, right?

3. Really, He Doesn’t Mind At All

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He’s just not bothered, you guys.

4. Even If it Means Getting a Bit Wet

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It’s no big deal, honestly.

5. Or If Things Get Messy

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I mean, we don’t expect this much gore in The Legend of Tarzan, but it’s best to be prepared, right?

6. After All, He Can Always Take a Nice Bath

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All the blood just washes right off.

7. Then He Can Sit Down With a Good Book

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This is 2016 after all — even Tarzan has to be literate.

8. And Settle Down with Jane

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Me Tarzan, you Jane, etc. etc.

9. Or Maybe It’s Jim These Days

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