Alicia Vikander, star of Tomb Raider
, is finally ready to talk about her feelings about Lara Croft and her disappointment at not being able to reprise her role as the character. MGM sold the rights of the
Tomb Raider series to Amazon Prime Video in the summer of last year, effectively killing Vikander’s chance to star as Lara Croft in a follow-up to her 2018 reboot. Prime Video has teamed up with Phoebe Waller Bridge, the writer of Indiana and the Dial of Destiny and star of that film. Amazon wants to make Tomb Raider an extensive franchise. While plans for the television reboot remain a mystery, Vikander is not involved.Speaking with Variety
, Vikander told the outlet she’s grateful for the chance to have played such an iconic character and would not rule out returning if asked.“I mean, I thought we were very much ; we had a director and writer,”
Vikander told [good to go]Variety. “But yeah, it was one of my childhood dreams to portray an action role. It was beyond what I thought I would be able to do. And I think the physical part is something that I really enjoyed.”“So, yeah, if another opportunity like that came again, I’ll be interested,” she added.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnpTCGXoDGwWe’ve seen several live-action adaptations of the popular videogame series over the years, including
and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life starring Angelina Jolie and Vikander’s Tomb Raider reboot. Vikander was to return in a sequel of the Tomb Raider remake, but that project suffered several delays and eventually got dropped. Initially, it was set to be helmed by Ben Wheatley (Rebecca), but when production was delayed due to COVID-19, Wheatley departed, and Lovecraft Country‘s Misha Green came on board to write and direct. Alicia Vikander said later that the sequel is in limbo. “With MGM and Amazon’s buyout, I have no idea,” Vikander stated. Now it’s sort of politics. It’s in someone else’s hands to be honest. I think Misha has been ready and I’ve been ready. The next time Tomb Raider
emerges out of a cave filled with traps and trinkets, it will be for a brand new game, TV show, and film. The search is on for a new actress who will portray the iconic character. Let us know what you think in the comments.