‘Tomb Raider’: Alicia Vikander Comments On The Lack Of Female Characters

Tomb RaiderThis year’s Tomb Raider reboot will bring Lara Croft back to the big screen with Alicia Vikander in the lead role. However, the latest adaption of the popular video game series will feature few female characters who take part in the main adventure and Alicia Vikander commented on that fact during an interview with Yahoo Movies.

Vikander stated that she hopes a potential sequel will include more female characters:

“It’s this whole company in the film that we meet up on this island and I’m like ‘why didn’t they hire any women to go on this expedition?’ that, I think, was a bit questionable, so I do hope if there is a further adventure it’s going to have a lot more female characters involved.”\

While the 2013 reboot of the video featured game two women named Samantha Nishimuri and Joslyn Reyes who join Lara on her adventure, director Roar Uthaug explained that they were not included in the film version so the story could focus on the father-daughter dynamic:

“This is an origin story of Lara Croft for the big screen and we really wanted to focus on Lara and also the father-daughter relationship which I feel is the emotional core of this movie. “We didn’t want other relationships to take away from that.”

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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.

Directed by Roar Uthaug and written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Tomb Raider also stars Walton Goggins, Hannah John-Kamen, Daniel Wu, and Dominic West as Richard Croft.

Tomb Raider will be released in theaters on March 16, 2018.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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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Sebastian Peris

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