Your first look at the new movie Lara Croft

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They’re not official, but the first on-set pics have emerged of Alicia Vikander as fledgling archaeologist Lara Croft in next year’s Tomb Raider. British tabloid, the Daily Mail sneaked some shots of Vikander working on an action scene in which the aristocrat-turned-adventurer must haul herself up onto a plane wing and run along it. Despite having bound wrists.

It all looks very much like the gritty 2013 video game reboot, right down to Vikander’s kinda-cosplay dress. So sorry to anyone expecting the busty, shorts-wearing version of the game icon – or a copy of Angelina Jolie’s Lara from those silly/terrible movies from the early Noughties.

For the record, Tomb Raider is shooting in the Western Cape, South Africa from January through March. Cape Town Film Studios, a quarry on a Paarl wine estate (converted into a tented mining camp) and a private beach outside Plettenberg Bay are all being used for the production. This is according to a Weekend Argus article that appeared online. The article has since been pulled, but you can still read it in cached form here. Sshhhhhh.

Acclaimed Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug directs Tomb Raider. Much like the 2013 game, the upcoming movie is being positioned as an origin story. In it, an inexperienced but determined Lara Croft heads off to uncover the truth about the death of her disgraced archaeologist father (Dominic West). In the process, she ends up in a desperate fight for survival. As reported earlier, Walter Goggins is the movie’s Big Bad. Meanwhile, the film seems to have swapped out the Japanese mythology of the 2013 game for a Chinese angle instead.

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Tomb Raider releases on 16 March 2018. Next time we’ll get to properly see Vikander’s svelte Tomb Raider bod is when the Oscar winner presents at at this year’s Academy Awards on 26 February.

Last Updated: February 7, 2017

Noelle Adams

Sometime Tomb Raider. Full-time Pop Culture fanatic and Geekaissance Woman. Most often spotted outputting Pop Culture opinion pieces, writing fanfic and original genre fare, cosplaying and bringing the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu smackdown. Editor of the Comics and Toys section.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I hate her. She has better looking arms than I do. :/

    • Doctors hate her!. See why this girl has better arms than you!

      • Captain JJ

        XD

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        No link in your comment? Clickbait fail!

    • Hammersteyn

      I bet skeletons have better looking arms than you 😛

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Only cos you can see their bone structure.

        • Captain JJ

          Are you just a skeleton of fluid-filled bladders?
          ^ Futurama reference for the muggles who don’t know 😛

          • Hammersteyn

            XD

    • MonsterCheddar

      Do you even arm, Bro?????

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Ek’s elke dag arm.

        • MonsterCheddar

          XD. ROFL

    • Captain JJ

      I don’t think it’s just the arms.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        You shut up, Cleo!

        • Captain JJ

          Heehee. Haven’t heard that in a while

    • Matthew Holliday

      Natalie Portmans with instagram fitness model arms.
      Much wow.
      Very excite.

  • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

    Meh …

  • Hammersteyn

    Vikander looked like she attempted the world record for the mannequin challenge in Jason Bourne. Not sure if this was on purpose.

    • MonsterCheddar

      Wanted to post something and realized I was going to come across a bit like a pervert.

      • And that pic up there does not do just that? xD

        • MonsterCheddar

          NO IT DOESN’T……..It doesn’t. Does it?

          • Dutch Matrix

            The thing that worries me is: We see Cat against a screen door and Ottokie sees something perverted….

  • MonsterCheddar
    • Matthew Holliday

      When I saw the cover photo, I thought it was Natalie Portmans.
      There are worse people to be mistaken for I guess.

  • Dutch Matrix

    She does not look like the real Lara, and by this I mean she looks like Tomb Raider REboot game Lara. And we all know the real Lara has Kilimanjaro boobs!
    *Ducks rocks thrown by Noelle…

    • Captain JJ

      I’m glad they left that behind. Now she’s actually a believable character.

      • Dutch Matrix

        Yes. Because in a game that I end up fighting dinosaurs, mirror images of myself, the undead, gorillas, tigers and Lara knows what else, the first thing I do is check the boobs of a video game character for realism.
        I am sorry. I miss the days when games where an escape from reality instead of trying so hard to mirror it.

        • Captain JJ

          I didn’t say the game was believable. Just the character. And I really don’t see the appeal of big breasts. But maybe that’s just me.

          • Dutch Matrix

            To each his own man! I love big breasts. I made peace with that. You like them smaller. I won’t judge! Much…

      • Hammersteyn

        I bet she has a better british accent as well

        • Captain JJ

          The Land Rover had a better British accent 😛

          • Hammersteyn

            ROFL

  • Original Heretic

    Noelle is writing about her spirit animal.

    • Admiral Chief

      xD

    • Dutch Matrix

      Wrong. We all know Noelle is actually the inspiration behind Lara.

      • Original Heretic

        Says the guy who said she’s supposed to have Kilimanjaro boobs.

        Nee jong, jy praat net kak.

        • Dutch Matrix

          Verkeerd. Ek SOEK net [email protected] 😛 Moenie my ernstig opvat nie. Jou hart sal dit nie maak nie. XD

          • Original Heretic

            Kyk wie’s nou verkeerd. Ja jong, dis jy.

            En hoekom is jy verkeerd? Want ek vat jou nie in engie way nie!
            I prefer taco to hot dog, sorry Dutchy.

          • Dutch Matrix

            Whatever floats your boat.

          • Original Heretic

            But…but… I don’t have a boat. *cries in corner*

          • Dutch Matrix

            Ek sou vir jou ‘n tissue gegee het maar ek het nie ‘n hart nie.

          • Original Heretic

            Dis alraait, ek kan nie eintlik trane huil nie. Ek maak net die hartseer geluide.

    • Hammersteyn

      LOL

  • Captain JJ

    Angelina Jolie was near impossible to imagine actually being Lara Croft. I’m really looking forward to this.

    • miaau

      i thought she was pretty cool. I liked her smiles, enigmatic, full of promise and yet innocent, all at the same time.

      • Dresden

        Glad to see I’m not alone on this opinion.

  • Now we wait for the trailer.

    • Captain JJ

      “This just in. Footage of Lara being forced into fast moving water.”

      • I will gladly jump in and save her.

        But most likely she will have to save me.

        CPR FTW!

  • Roar Uthaug sounds like the protagonist from a 13 year old’s barbarian story.

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