Rom also reveals that John's state invitation from King Leopold was engineered by Rom, and Rom intends to deliver Tarzan to Chief Mbonga. According to , shooting the film in Africa would have made the budget even higher. On January 18, 2014, Robbie was confirmed to play the female lead, Jane, in the film, opposite Skarsgård, beating Stone for the role. On June 4, was set to play Chief Mbonga in the film. Jane reminds him that she grew up in Africa as well, and misses her home and friends there. Part of his training was for movement work with Wayne McGregor. Filming had begun on the day an announcement was made for the expansion of the studio.
John, Jane, and Williams take the trip to. Seven versions of the African jungle were constructed to show different scenery throughout the filming. In summer, baby, that's high praise. Her flight through the jungle is halted when she stumbles into a group of mangani apes, and must make a show of deference to avoid them attacking. Weintraub reportedly changed his mind after watching Phelps host , for only two minutes.
In the eight years since returning from Africa, John's story as Tarzan has become legendary among the Victorian public, although John wants to leave that past behind. Williams persuades Greystoke to go to the Congo in order to prove his suspicions. By 2011, Craig Brewer, who also rewrote a version of the script, was set to direct the film, although this did not come to pass. Aware that Akut considers him a deserter, John must fight Akut for permission to travel through their territory. Williams returns to and presents the Prime Minister with evidence exposing the and abuses of the Congolese in the Belgian-held lands.
As Rom attempts to escape by boat, Williams sinks it with a machine gun as John swims aboard. In the latter market, it faced significant competition from local films Familyhood and The Hunt, both of which performed strongly. On , the film has an approval rating of 36% based on 225 reviews with an average rating of 5. Rom takes Jane and the diamonds to Boma, where he plans to take control of the mercenary army waiting offshore. However, by 2008, it was reported that a different version, co-written by and Stuart Beatle, that was said to resemble the series, was in development. Instead, was chosen to direct in 2012.
Rom plans to capture Tarzan and deliver him to an old enemy in exchange for diamonds. John and Williams, with the aid of the tribe's remaining warriors, travel through the jungle, hoping to use the new Belgian railway to intercept the steamship and rescue their loved ones. John spares Mbonga, just as Akut and the manganis arrive to subdue the tribe. As John and Williams continue, John encounters the adult Akut, who was raised as his ape brother and now is leader of the apes. Rom approaches the apes, making the gesture of deference as Jane promises to return with Rom in exchange for the apes being unharmed, but Rom's nervous men shoot, leading to slaughter. John summons crocodiles with a mating call to devour Rom, before escaping the destroyed vessel.
John is cornered by Mbonga and his tribe. One year later, John and Jane have settled in Africa, in the old house of Jane's father. John saves the remaining apes, reconciling with Akut, before pursuing Rom, who is now fleeing in the direction of Mbonga's tribe with Jane in tow in the hopes of delivering Tarzan to them and receiving his payment of diamonds. Jane explains to Williams that her husband was once considered an evil spirit by the African tribes. He took up his birth name and ancestral family residence as Lord Greystoke.
John soon loses, but the pair are permitted to travel on. The village celebrates reuniting with their friends. Greystoke says that she should not come, as he thinks the trip would be too dangerous. In April 2013, it was reported that the production was temporarily suspended due to budgetary concerns. Danger lurks on the horizon as Leon Rom Christoph Waltz , a treacherous envoy for King Leopold, devises a scheme that lures the couple to the Congo.
Yates found Skarsgård to be the perfect Tarzan. A tribal leader, Chief Mbonga , offers Rom the diamonds in exchange for an old enemy:. Rom's expedition is ambushed and massacred. As John recovers from his recent fight, Williams recalls the massacres of during the , comparing them to the abuses of Rom and Leopold. John is rescued by Williams, but Rom's crew takes the remaining captives, including Jane, on board their steamship traveling on the nearby river. Filming took place for a total of 70 days.