Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft Will Return In Tomb Raider Sequel

Lara Croft is ready to make her return to the big-screen. Per a report from Deadline Hollywood, MGM announced a release date for its sequel to the 2018 film Tomb Raider. It will hit theaters on March 19, 2021, with Alicia Vikander once again portraying the video game heroine Lara Croft.

Additionally, the film will have a new director taking over for Roar Uthaug. Ben Wheatley will helm the sequel, bringing his expertise from previous indie films like Kill List and Free Fire featuring Brie Larson. As previously announced, Amy Jump will write the script for the sequel, which should begin production sometime early next year. The previous Tomb Raider film earned $275 million worldwide, and it was a modest hit for MGM. 

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There’s no word yet if Square Enix will release a new Tomb Raider game to coincide with the film, but the possibility is certainly there. The main developers of that series, Crystal Dynamics, are currently hard at work on a new title based on Marvel’s Avengers.

We’ll find out what MGM and Square Enix have in store as production on the film rolls on. It will likely start filming in 2020.

What are you hoping to see in the Tomb Raider sequel? Would you like to see more action, or story focus on Croft’s growth? Let us know in the comments below!

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