“Eh, at least I still got Star Wars” thought Daisy Ridley. Last month, we learned that a Tomb Raider reboot was happening and that they were looking for a new Lara Croft. Well, hopeful actresses can stop cutting their khakis into booty shorts and stop praying that their waist-length “Crypt Robber” braid arrives from Cosplay4Less.com before their audition, because the position of Lara Croft has been filled.
Deadline has confirmed that the new Lara Croft will be played by Alicia Vikander. This new Tomb Raider will be all about a young Lara Croft on her first adventure where she, I assume, becomes proficient in raiding tombs. It will be directed by Roar Uthaug, and will be the third Tomb Raider film in the franchise. As if you’ve forgotten, Lara Croft was played in the first two (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life) by Angelina Jolie.
Alicia is pretty much a real-life Disney princess, so she’s probably going to go hard on the bad-ass training to become Lara Croft. That means lots of jumping and running and shooting guns. Although she can probably skip the part about learning how to handle large snakes, since I’m pretty sure sexing on Michael Fassbender has taught her all she knows about that.
No word on when Tomb Raider Jr. will start shooting or who else is involved. But Deadline does say that Alicia beat out the following actresses who were rumored to be up for the role: Daisy Ridley (of course), Cara Delevingne, Emilia Clarke, and Saoirse Ronan. Is it too late to cast Cara Delevingne? That’s the movie I want to see. “Oi mates, first we gonna get drunk, then we gonna raid some tombs. If anyone decides to start some shit, I’ll yank off their weave, understood?”