Meet Hollywood’s New Lara Croft

Meet Hollywood’s New Lara Croft

There are new Tomb Raider movies coming, which means a new cinematic Lara Croft. And while Camilla Luddington did a fantastic job in the last two games, the big screen role has gone to Ex Machina’s Alicia Vikander.

Vikander (who I loved in Man From U.N.C.L.E.) is going to be playing a similar Croft to that seen in 2013’s Tomb Raider reboot, in that this movie is going to be a prequel, showing what Nerdist says is “Lara Croft as a yet-untested raider embarking on her first adventure”.

Roar Uthaug (The Wave) will be directing.


  • Disappointing for Camilla Luddington

    The reboot Lara is pretty cool.

    For a “franchise” thing it would have been a neat way to tie the games and movies together and provide consistency for a bit. Also would be big brake moment for her.

  • This is a prequel to the game? It’s been a while since I last played it but wasn’t the 2013 reboot “Lara Croft as a yet-untested raider embarking on her first adventure”?

    • I really hope that changes as we’ve already had a reboot. Maybe the movie could focus on events between TR 2013 and ROTTR.

    • She will be playing a Lara Croft that is similar to the one in the 2013 reboot, that is, the 2013 reboot was a prequel and this film will be a prequel as well.

  • I’m getting so sick of all these multiple origin stories.

    People aren’t stupid, we know how they got from A to B, stop re-hashing shit.

  • Is this supposed to tie in with the latest games, or are they just synergistically rebooting the movies alongside the games because the recent franchise reboot has been so successful?

  • Oh look another 50kg waif playing an arse kicking hero. That shit is not getting old at all…

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