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Tomb Raider 2 is on it's way to the big screen

December 07, 2021 - Tuesday 1:12 PM by Ice Martinez

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Tomb Raider is on it's way, slowly but surely! A sequel to 2018's Tomb Raider is already in progress. As expected, Alicia Vikander will reprise her badass lead role as Lara Croft. 

The latest Tomb Raider franchise is a reboot to the 2000's Tomb Raider which starred the now-Marvel superhero Angelina Jolie. 

"It’s not greenlit, but the script is in the making, and I think everyone is excited and I would love to revisit Lara again," Alicia said in an interview with Collider last July. 

Meanwhile, another filmmaker will be handling the sequel. Earlier this year Misha Green had confirmed to replace British filmmaker Ben Wheatley and wife Amy Jump who had signed in as the director and lead writer, respectively, with MGM Studios producing.  

"Still a long journey to production. The title’s not even approved. But first draft finished!!!," Green tweeted on May.

The first details of the Tomb Raider 2 have not been revealed as well as the cast to join Alicia. This means the whole lead cast and others in the 2018 reboot are still unconfirmed if they are reprising their roles:  Dominic Weat (Lord Richard Croft), Walton Goggins (Mathias Vogel), Daniel Wu (Lu Ren), Kristin Thomas (Ana Miller), Derek Jacobi (Mr. Yaffe), and Hannah John-Kamen (Sophie). 

The filming was expected to begin April 2020 in England, but due to the pandemic just like the majority in the film industry, everything was postponed. MGM had also removed Tomb Raider 2 from its original release scheduled on March this year. 

Nonetheless, lead star Alicia Vikander has been optimistic that things are slowly coming to life, “It’s really now when the world is up and running again [that the script is being written], and Misha is onboard and she’s working on the script right now. So I’m very excited to sort of read something very soon.”