Back in April, we announced that Alicia Vikander will be playing Lara Croft in the upcoming reboot of Tomb Raider stepping into the combat boots that Angelina Jolie wore last decade. We know that Vikander has the skills to be Lara Croft. Despite her parents not allowing her to play the video games as a child, Vikander claims she’s a Tomb Raider fanatic. However, it’s going to be awhile before we actually get to see those skills on the big screen.
Variety announced today that the MGM and Warner Bros co-produced film will be released into theaters on March 16, 2018. According to Variety, MGM and Warner Bros. purchased the rights to the film series from GK Films which acquired the series back in 2011 from Square Enix. Norwegian director Roar Uthaug is still slated to helm the film, but other than Vikander there has been no word on other actors signed on to do the reboot which is still in the very early stages of production.
Vikander is known for playing Ava, a humanoid robot in 2015’s hit science fiction film Ex Machina and her performance as Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl which she won an Academy Award for Best Support Actress at this year’s Oscars. Depending on how well the new Tomb Raider turns out to be, this could be the franchise break the Swedish actress needs to be an even bigger household name.