While it’s unclear whether or not a Tomb Raider sequel is even in the cards, it seems MGM and Warner Bros. may not be interested in moving the franchise forward with Alicia Vikander.
The new film is inspired by the recent video games and serves as an origin story for Lara Croft, leaving the door open for a follow-up. However, according to Crazy Days and Nights, the studio doesn’t want a sequel with the Oscar-winning actress returning to the role of Lara Croft. It’s important to note here that Tomb Raider is an MGM and Warner Bros co-production with GK Films and that the site does not specify which studio it’s referring to.
Reviews for Tomb Raider were mixed with some praising the film as a faithful adaptation of the 2013 reboot of the video game series. Vikander was also praised for her performance, but others criticized the reboot for feeling more like a video game than an actual movie. The film also underperformed with a $23 million opening weekend, which may have cost the actress a shot at another outing as the heroic archaeologist.
The film stars Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Hannah John-Kamen, Daniel Wu, and Dominic West as Richard Croft. Here’s the official synopsis:
Seven years after the disappearance of her father, 21-year-old Lara has refused to take the reins of his global business empire, instead working as a bike courier in London while taking college classes. Eventually she becomes inspired to investigate her father’s disappearance and travels to his last-known location: a tomb on an island somewhere off the coast of Japan. 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 is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on a potential Tomb Raider sequel as we learn it.
Source: Crazy Days and Nights