Traditionally, when one thinks of Lara Croft, the image and dimensions of a woman that couldn’t possibly exist in reality come to mind (despite the best efforts of Angelina Jolie in two different Tomb Raider movies in 2001 and 2003). That’s why when the Tomb Raider game was rebooted a couple of years ago, Lara was given a, shall we say, more realistic figure. She’s still strong, she’s still tough, she’s still capable, but you could believe now that Lara can exist in some kind of reality. To wit, we now have our first images of Alicia Vikander on set of the new Tomb Raider movie, and we defy you to not say, “Now that’s Lara Croft.”
First broken by The Daily Mail, the new set photos from Roar Uthaug‘s rebooted Tomb Raider shows Vikander as Lara bruised but definitely not beaten as she seems to escape some kind of captor. Production recently began on the film, which is loosely based on the 2013 video game that chronicled how Lara Croft became Tomb Raider. Let’s check out the spy pics!
🔸🔹 Alicia Vikander on set of Tomb Raider!!! pic.twitter.com/SV2NVXNdwX
— AliciaVikander Daily (@AliciaVikanderD) February 6, 2017
First BTS Look at the NEW Lara Croft, Alicia Vikander, in the upcoming 'TOMB RAIDER' REBOOT pic.twitter.com/lZmFEo6ors
— SuperBroMovies (@SuperBroMovies) February 6, 2017
— The Playlist (@ThePlaylist) February 6, 2017
Meet your new Lara Croft.
— Collider (@Collider) February 6, 2017
It seems as though Vikander has really taken well to the part, and is clearly believable as someone that can kick all our asses. Of course, if you saw Jason Bourne las summer, you’ve seen that Vikander knows how to play fierce, but it’s almost hard to believe this is the same actress that played the robotic Ava in Ex Machina or Danish painter Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl. It’s worth noting though that Vikander still has a lot to prove beyond how she looks in a couple of set photos; 2001’s Tomb Raider remains the highest grossing video game movie ever.
Tomb Raider will be in theatres everywhere on March 16, 2018.
Source: Movie Web