Alicia Vikander only had the opportunity to play Lara Croft in a Tomb Raider movie. MGM can no longer use the license, other studios will try to acquire it. After which it will be necessary to find a new actress.
tomb Raiderfrom video games to cinema
tomb Raider is, since 1996, a famous video game license in which players control Lara Croft, an adventurous archaeologist who visits a whole bunch of ancestral tombs in shorts, guns in hand and with a ponytail. The imagery around the character quickly became cult and even today many cosplayers reproduce his dress. While dmany games have followedHollywood tried to bring the heroine to the big screen.
first with Angelina Jolie in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Cradle of Life (2003). Before a reboot was produced in 2018, inspired by new games developed by Crystl Dynamics from 2013.
Soberly titled tomb Raiderthis last film sees Alicia Vikander resume the mythical role of Lara. We discover her quite young, barely in her twenties, years after the disappearance of her father. One day she comes across a video of the latter who explains that he has found a mysterious tomb on an island in southern Japan. Neither one nor two, Lara decides to go there. But an organization calling itself the Trinity is also looking for this tomb…
Alicia Vikander is no longer Lara Croft
Although profitable, tomb Raider was not a huge success when it was released. which does not prevent a sequel to be considered, while Alicia Vikander declares to be ready for a second opus. Only the years pass and nothing concrete is done. And it might get even more complicated now that MGM no longer has the rights to use tomb Raideras advertised Deadline. Now, other studios will have to fight and make the best possible offer to be able to acquire these rights.
As a direct consequence, the second film with Alicia Vikander, which was vaguely planned (MGM had once announced a film for March 2021, in the midst of a pandemic), is completely stopped. Furthermore, a new actress will have to be cast to embody Lara Croft. Unless the situation turns around, Alicia Vikander will therefore only have had one film to prove herself as Lara.