Tomb Raider: very sad news for the sequel with Alicia Vikander

Tomb Raider: very sad news for the sequel with Alicia Vikander

We knew that the project of the continuation of the adventures of Lara Croft on the big screen was at a standstill. Obviously it’s worse than that and Alicia Vikander will no longer play in Tomb Raider.

It is via the magazine The Wrap which has just made the point on the projects of the MGM that we learn the news. The studio recently acquired by Amazon is not doing well with the Tomb Raider license. In fact, the site reveals that the American firm has just lost the rights to adapt the famous archaeologist to the cinema. Quite simply.

Alicia Vinkander’s farewell to the Tomb Raider project?

Unless you offer a Daredevil-style soft reboot, the sequel to the Tomb Raider film with Alicia Vikander is therefore canceled, despite the progress of the project on the side of Misha Green (the director of Lovecraft Country) who has been working on it for several months.

This loss of rights to Tomb Raider cinema version follows in particular another takeover, namely that of last May (2022) when Embracer acquired the publisher Crystal Dynamics.

For the record, Vikander said a short time ago:

With the acquisition of MGM by Amazon, I have no idea where it is. Now, that’s a bit of politics. I think Misha and I were ready, so it’s kind of in someone else’s hands, to be honest.

The actress was nevertheless cheerful to resume the role. Alas, plans change and Alicia Vikander seems to pay the price. But a big license like Tomb Raider will certainly not stay in this state for long, especially if a video game begins to point the tip of its nose in the years to come. Which should be the case since Crystal Dynamics had announced on April 5, 2022 that a brand new Tomb Raider was being developed under Unreal Engine 5.

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