Original cuts of The Legend of Tarzan reportedly included a passionate kiss shared between Alexander Skarsgard and Chrisoph Waltz, but the scene was cut from the final version.
“We pared it back because it was almost too much,” says David Yates, the film’s director. “It was this really odd, odd moment when Christoph kisses him.”
“We loved it at the time,” he tells The Australian, but early test audiences were perplexed by it and in the end it just felt too clever and overworked.”
In the scene, Captain Rom winds up kissing Tarzan while unconscious, which admittedly does sound rather peculiar. (Then again, so does Tarzan swinging around the jungle in sensible slacks rather than the traditional leopard-print loincloth.)
Perhaps we’ll get to see the omitted gay kiss when the film is released on DVD in October.