Alicia Vikander was cast as Lara Croft in Warner Bros and MGM’s highly anticipated Tomb Raider reboot back in April, but we didn’t hear much about the project afterwards for quite a while. That changed last week when we found out that The Hateful Eight and Justified star Walton Goggins has joined Vikander as the film’s main antagonist.
Yahoo Movies had the chance to speak with Goggins and hear his thoughts on being cast in the Tomb Raider reboot. He also talked about its director, Roar Uthaug, and Vikander:
“This director is an extraordinarily talented filmmaker, and Alicia Vikander I’ve met a few times, we have some friends in common, but I just think she’s one of the greatest contributions to any generation of actors, man. That for me was just a wonderful opportunity. But more importantly, the story is so good. It’s so good! I think I can say this: For me, it’s like Raiders of the Lost Ark meets a genre version of the Joseph Conrad novel Victory: An Island Tale. I just jumped at the chance.”
While he couldn’t reveal much about his villainous Tomb Raider character, Goggins did tease that there’s more to him than meets the eye:
“Is he a villain? Sure, that is an easy description. An antagonist, for sure. But [like other characters] I have been so lucky to have the opportunity to play over the course of my career, there are real reasons behind his antagonism, and it’s not what you’d expect. He is very complicated, and his motivations are pure.”
Tomb Raider opens on March 16, 2018.
Source: Yahoo Movies