The upcoming Tomb Raider reboot has found its Lara Croft. Turns out it isn’t Star Wars actor Daisey Ridley, as pretty much everyone expected.
Our new big screen Lara Croft is in fact none other than Swedish actor Alicia Vikander, who won an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her part in The Danish Girl.
I’m sure there’ll be a surge of bitching that Vikander doesn’t look the part, or she’ll ruin the franchise, or whatever, but I reckon she’ll crush it as Lara. She’s a fantastic actress by all accounts, and I will again point to the Oscar she won – They don’t just give those things away, y’know (ask Leo).
The Tomb Raider reboot doesn’t have a release date yet, but Roar Uthaug (The Wave, Escape) is confirmed to be directing, while Vikander is the only confirmed cast member so far.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.