Empire has released a brand new image from the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot featuring Academy Award-winning actress Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft.
The image features Vikander as a young Lara Croft, who has drawn her bow and arrow to take aim at an unknown target. Vikander spoke with the magazine about her approach towards playing the fan-favorite video game heroine:
“We asked, ‘What are the famous traits of this person? How can we demonstrate them in the story, but make her feel like a young woman in 2018?'”
You can check out the full image below!
The Tomb Raider reboot will serve as an origin story for Lara and finds her working as a bike courier in London. Deciding to investigate the disappearance of her long-missing father, Croft’s journey takes her to his last known location: a tomb on an island located somewhere off the coast of Japan.
Directed by Roar Uthaug and written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, the film also stars Walton Goggins, Hannah John-Kamen, Daniel Wu, and Dominic West as Richard Croft.
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Tomb Raider is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on March 16, 2018.
5 Superheroes That Deserve Their Own Video Game Universe
World building and universe building are not new. These writing techniques have been around for centuries, long before we even started writing our stories down. I always considered Beowulf to be the precursor to superheroes and comics. However, due to the overwhelming success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the CW DC Universe (or Arrowverse), it seems that the universal world building that has been in comics for three-quarters of a century has finally become a major storytelling point in both the film and TV worlds of superheroes.
Between Rocksteady’s Arkham Trilogy (Batman: Arkham Origins was developed by WB Games Montreal), Telltale Games’ Guardians of the Galaxy, Insomniac Games establishing that their Spider-Man game will be the anchor point for a new Spider-Man universe, and the announcement from earlier this year of a multi-year, multi-game deal between Marvel and developer/publisher Square Enix it seems like the video games will be the next place where sprawling superhero stories will be told.
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