Meet Hollywood's New Lara Croft

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There are new Tomb Raider movies coming, which means a new cinematic Lara Croft. And while Camilla Luddington did a fantastic job in the last two games, the big screen role has gone to Ex Machina’s Alicia Vikander.


Vikander (who I loved in Man From U.N.C.L.E.) is going to be playing a similar Croft to that seen in 2013's Tomb Raider reboot, in that this movie is going to be a prequel, showing what Nerdist says is “Lara Croft as a yet-untested raider embarking on her first adventure.”

Roar Uthaug (The Wave) will be directing.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs


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