Alicia Vikander is our new Lara Croft, taking up the mantle last held by Angelina Jolie all the way back in 2003. Lara Croft is, of course, the protagonist of the video game series Tomb Raider, along with the film franchise of the same name. Both games and movies have recently been rebooted, with the Alicia Vikander film (that is said to follow the events of the new series of Tomb Raider games) yet to be released.
The new Tomb Raider film isn’t Alicia Vikander’s first foray into the world of Lara Croft, as the actress was a fan of the Tomb Raider games when she was a child, and as a child, seeing a female protagonist in a video left her feeling empowered.
Speaking of her childhood playing the video games, Vikander said:
“I also grew up in a time when there was none of my girlfriends who played video games. I was kind of ashamed for doing it.”
It wasn’t until she was introduced to Tomb Raider at a friend’s house that her mind started to change.
“It was a female protagonist in a video game, and I had never seen that. I was a bit too scared to play the whole game when I was about 10, so I mostly spent time doing the tricks and learning her moves in that manner. But yeah, I was a big fan when I was a kid.”
You can check out her interview below:
Representation, as both Wonder Woman and Black Panther have shown us, is extremely important for young children. Everyone should be able to see themselves as a hero, and for Alicia Vikander, that all started with Lara Croft when she was ten years old. It is only fitting that she’s the one to bring Lara Croft to life in the highly anticipated reboot of Tomb Raider.
Tomb Raider is directed by Roar Uthaug, and stars Alicia Vikander, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins, Kristin Scott Thomas, Dominic West, Nick Frost, and Daniel Yu.
Tomb Raider hits theaters March 16, 2018
10 Actresses Who Could Play Black Canary In The DC Extended Universe
The superhero genre is still thriving despite many saying that it would not last. The way that it is doing that is by constantly changing and adapting to the times. Many clamored for more female superhero leads. There were ones here and there but they all had the misfortune of being bad to terrible. Now with the success of Wonder Woman on the big screen and shows such as Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Supergirl on television, it is a great time for female heroes to strike. Black Canary can be the next big female superhero to hit the mainstream.
Black Canary has had a long history in the pages of DC Comics since her introduction. She has been a star, a co-star with Green Arrow, a member of the Justice League and so on. With a resume like that in comics, you can put her in many different roles, but you need the right actress to bring her to life.
Here are 10 actresses who could play Black Canary in the DC Extended Universe. Hit Next to get started!