John Clayton following his parents’ death in Africa would be raised by an ape and would be known by the name Tarzan, would leave Africa and go to his parents’s home in England along with woman he fell in love with and married, Jane Porter. He would be asked by Belgian King Leopold to go to Africa to see what he has done there to help the country. Initially he refuses. But an American, George Washington Williams wants him to accept so he can accompany him. He says that Leopold might be committing all sorts of atrocities to achieve his goal like slavery. He needs to prove it. Clayton agrees and his wife insists that she accompany him because she misses Africa. They go and when they arrive a man named Rom who works for Leopold attacks the village they are at and captures Tarzan and Jane. With Washington’s help he escapes and sets out to rescue Jane by going across the jungle and Washington joins him despite being told that he might not make it. .
故事发生在十九世纪八十年代，自小生长在丛林之中的泰山（亚历山大•斯卡斯加德 Alexander Skarsgård 饰）早已经离开了刚果，回归了人类社会。他同心爱的珍（玛歌特•罗比 Margot Robbie 饰）结婚成家，在英国伦敦过着幸福美满的生活。某日，被委任为商务密使的泰山回到了他的老家——刚果丛林，然而，此时的他并不知道，自己在一开始，就落入了邪恶而又狡猾的比利时军官罗姆（克里斯托弗•瓦尔兹 Christoph Waltz 饰）一手策划的阴谋之中。如此一来，不仅仅是泰山，就连珍和他的朋友们亦身处危险之中，泰山能否找回曾经矫健的身手和肆意的野性，将企图伤害他至爱之人的敌人们消灭殆尽呢？