‘Tomb Raider’: Alicia Vikander Is Lara Croft In First Footage & Poster

Tomb Raider Alicia Vikander Lara Croft

Warner Bros. has revealed the first official poster for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot starring Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander.

The poster made its debut on Twitter and was followed up by a short clip, announcing that fans should expect to see the first trailer for the movie tomorrow. The clip contains a few snippets of footage from the highly anticipated movie, featuring Vikander’s Lara Croft in action.

You can check out the clip below along with the poster.

Tomb Raider Poster Alicia Vikander Lara Croft

Are you excited to see the trailer? Make sure to keep checking back to Heroic Hollywood to watch it as soon as it’s released tomorrow.

Directed by Roar Uthaug (The Wave) and written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel), Tomb Raider also stars Walton Goggins, Hannah John-Kamen, Daniel Wu and Dominic West. Here’s the film’s synopsis:

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.

Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.

Tomb Raider hits theaters on March 16, 2018

5 Superheroes That Deserve Their Own Video Game Universe

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Superheroes Video Game UniverseWorld 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.

Hit Next to learn about 5 superheroes that deserve their own video game universe!

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • Jacob McMillan

    Looks badass