Tomb Raider Star Alicia Vikander Says Sequel Is Uncertain

Alicia Vikander recently talked about the supposed Tomb Raider sequel and she said it’s in someone else’s hands now. Apparently, the sequel is not only affected by the global pandemic but also the eventful merger of MGM and Amazon.

In an interview with EW, Oscar winner Vikander is still hopeful that the sequel to the 2018 Tomb Raider will still happen. Citing the reasons why the production is still not yet in full swing, Vikander shows there is still the possibility of it coming to be.

Tomb Raider Star Alicia Vikander Says Sequel Is Uncertain

Tomb Raider Sequel In Development Hell Alicia Vikander

Image: Warner Bros.

2018 Tomb Raider featured a younger Lara Croft. Presumably, the movie is during the early years of her career. Highly different from the experienced depiction of Angelina Jolie in the first movies. Roar Uthaug directed the movie under the writing of Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Alastair Siddons from Evan Daugherty and Roberson-Dworet’s story. Vikander is the young Lara Croft whoh goes through life-threatening adventures to find out the true events that happened before her father vanished. The movie also featured Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, and Kristin Scott Thomas.

MGM gave the green light for the movie’s sequel as it generated 3 times the amount of its production budget. From the $90M it took to make the movie, it sold a total of $273M in its theatrical run. Not bad for a newbie tomb raider. The company already tapped Misha Green to write and direct. However, 2020 Coronavirus happened followed by the papers that need to be signed because of the waivers. Finally, here we are. Not a single set is yet in place to shoot Tomb Raider the sequel.

Tomb Raider Star Alicia Vikander Says Sequel Is Uncertain

Tomb Raider Sequel In Development Hell Alicia Vikander

Image: Warner Bros.

In the interview, Vikander retiterated how happy she was for the sequel and told of how much of an awe it’s for her that Green is on board. She says:

I hope we go and make another movie. Because of the pandemic, we had plans of shooting this film, and now it’s been one and a half years, but Misha Green is on board, and she’s writing a draft right now. It’s pretty amazing — we’re, like, the same age! I was like, ‘Oh, I’m just now on a Zoom with an extremely talented woman that I think has done some incredible work.’ It would be so amazing if we get to go and do this very big-ass film together, going to kick some ass in front of the camera and behind the camera, you know?

Storywise the movie is a fitting successor to Jolie’s Tomb Raider movies. However, some fans expressed that while Vikander is a critically acclaimed actress, it truly is difficult to try and fill Angelina Jolie’s stilettos. Nevertheless, given the superb writing and adventure that the sequel could be, the promise if very encouraging.

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