Disney Wants To Make A Live-Action ‘Tarzan’ Starring Ryan Reynolds. According to a reliable source with WeGotThisCovered.com, Disney is looking to create a live-action remake of the popular 1999 animated Tarzan and they are hoping to swing Ryan Reynolds as their leading man.
For now, the film is merely in the concept stage and has not been assigned a director, writer, or theatrical release date. If the film does not make it to the big screen we could still see a live-action Tarzan come to Disney+, the all new Disney streaming service launching November 12th.
One of the biggest concerns among fans who are already toying with this news is what Disney will do about the iconic soundtrack by Phil Collins. Will the soundtrack be included in the live-action film or will they merely use it to inspire a new soundtrack by a different artist?
There are many fans who think it would be a waste of one of the most iconic soundtrack from a Disney film if it was not incorporated into a live-action remake, and feel Tarzan would not be as popular if Phil Collins had not recorded the album with the insane amount of passion that is apparent in the music. We would also be kidding ourselves if we didn’t all want to see Terk, Tantar, and the gang busting out some jungle beats in the Porter’s Camp!
Neither Disney nor representatives for Ryan Reynolds have confirmed a formal discussion for the role, but Disney seems to be eyeing Reynolds and several other big name actors to play Tarzan. No other casting choices have been announced, but it would be interesting to see who would play Jane Porter, Professor Porter, and the villainous Clayton, and who would voice Terk, Tantar, Kala, and Kerchak.
Disney has been met with both praise and criticism from fans for its decision to keep producing “live-action remakes” of the Disney Classics. But with films such as Aladdin (2019) and The Lion King (2019) both reaching over $1 billion in the global box office, it is unlikely Disney will stop the trend any time in the near future. Especially since all of their live-action remakes since Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland have collectively brought in $7 billion to the film studio.
What are your thoughts on a live-action Tarzan? Do you think Ryan Reynolds would be a good choice to play the leading role? What other casting choices would you make if you were in charge? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
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