Despite the fact that there are tons of truly great video games that totally deserve a messy film adaptation (I’m looking at you, Shaq Fu), the lazies in Hollywood have decided to reboot the Tomb Raider franchise. And according to Daisy Ridley (aka Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens), it might star Daisy Ridley as Lara Croft. I guess OctoMom was busy?
Daisy hinted to The Hollywood Reporter at the Empire Awards in London on Sunday that she’s had “conversations” about playing Lara Croft. Daisy can’t confirm that she’s taking over Angelina Jolie’s old job, because no one has technically offered her the role. According to THR, there isn’t even a script yet. But Daisy says she she’s waiting for someone to call her up and offer it to her. It doesn’t matter that she’s currently filming Star Wars 8 right now; Daisy says she’s available.
Apparently she’s not the only one who really wants to see Daisy Ridley in a pair of khaki booty shorts and an ass-length braid. Daisy’s Star Wars co-star John Boyega tells THR that he texted Daisy after playing Tomb Raider and told her that she should be the next Lara Croft.
I hope Daisy has a good insurance policy, because the boners of a million fanboys just imploded at the possibility of nerd goddess Lara Croft being played by the hot chick from the Star Wars reboot. She hasn’t even been offered the role yet! That’s just reckless. The only way she could be more reckless is if she started a rumor that she’s replacing Ben Affleck in a gender-reversal reboot of Batman. Here’s more of the maybe future Lara Croft at the Empire Awards in London yesterday.