Alicia Vikander Quits ‘Tomb Raider 2″ Movie, Franchise Rights In Limbo
Since 2001, the Tomb Raider films have been a cursed venture. Angelina Jolie’s’s first vehicles couldn’t correctly translate the games to screen, and their boring and sloppy action added nothing to the already dull stories.
In 2018, the reboot seemed promising. It was based more on the relaunched game series, which began with 2013’s Tomb Raider. It gave Lara Croft more human qualities with actor Alicia Vikander. It was lacking in many areas but could lead to a good series.
Due to an unfortunate twist of events, Alicia Vikander will not be involved in the subsequent Tomb Raider adaptation.
Since 2018, there has been talking of a sequel for 2018’s Tomb Raider. Misha Green of Lovecraft Country fame was to direct and write the script. The whole thing was still in production as of 2021. Vikander stated that COVID had “kind of left everything up in the air.” However, I am excited to read scripts. We will make it.
However, Green’s script is unlikely to be published,, and Vikander will not return as Lara Croft. This is a shame because Vikander had so much to offer as Croft. After stating that she was “excited to share the world” Green’s collaboration, Vikander acknowledged this.
Lara Croft’s future on the big screen is in the hands of bidding wars between large studios that are likely to be desperate for the rights. The Tomb Raider movie will sell tickets. We are disappointed that Alicia Vikander won’t be in the duel pistols. We can rest assured that a TV series is on its way.