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Oscar winner Alicia Vikander will be your new Lara Croft in the TOMB RAIDER reboot!

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The search for a new Lara Croft has finally concluded. And much like the famous videogame heroines’ adventures, the treasure was a bit unexpected. While most folks had loved the news that Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley was being considered to play a young Lara Croft in the upcoming feature film reboot, THR is now reporting that the role has instead gone to rapidly rising actress Alicia Vikander.

I have to admit, I was one of the people on the Ridley train, mainly because as Rey in Star Wars she had already shown off so many of the exact qualities that would make a great Lara Croft. However, there’s no denying the appeal of Vikander either. The 28-year old Swedish born actress first garnered attention in Anna Kanerina, before unfortunately also finding herself in the disappointment that was The Seventh Son. But that didn’t stop her from suddenly popping up on just about every major casting list in Hollywood. And all that attention paid off when she had her true breakout role as a morally dubious AI construct in the brilliant Ex Machina. She turned that momentum into a spotlight stealing role in the otherwise just okay Man From UNCLE and finally blew everyone away in The Danish Girl, the latter earning her a Golden Globe nomination, a BAFTA nomination, but most importantly, also an Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress.

To just say she’s talented and the current Hollywood “it” girl, would be a gross understatement, so this most definitely a pretty high profile casting for the Tomb Raider gig. As one of the most successful video game franchises in history though, Tomb Raider definitely deserves it, especially given the fact that the upcoming movie is going to be based on the absolutely brilliant, critically acclaimed 2013 video game reboot of the same name. Vikander’s serious dramatic chops are really going to come into play there, as it’s a much more emotional and grueling origin story instead of the cheesy adventures that Angelina Jolie went on she first played Lara Croft on the big screen in the moderately received Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life in 2001 and 2003 respectively.

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This new reboot is being co-produced by MGM and Warner Bros, and will be directed by a fellow Scandinavian breakout star in the Norwegian born Roar Uthaug, who turned lots of heads this year with his big budget disaster movie The Wave. Evan Daughtery (Snow White and the Hunstman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (upcoming MASK and ROM movies) have tapped pen the screenplay.

So what do you guys think of Alicia Vikander for the role? Did you prefer somebody else for the role? And if so, then who? (I would be willing to bet that Daisy Ridley’s schedule was the main thing that took her out of contention here). Sound off below!

Last Updated: April 29, 2016

95 Comments

  1. I kinda liked The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 🙁

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      April 29, 2016 at 11:29

      So did I….

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    • Captain JJ vs ..............

      April 29, 2016 at 11:51

      It looks interesting, but I haven’t watched it yet.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 29, 2016 at 12:10

        Do it!

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    • Strawman Jim

      April 29, 2016 at 11:53

      I’m yet to watch it… :/

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 29, 2016 at 12:10

        Please do

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      April 29, 2016 at 12:14

      Will do, if it sucks, I will send you a nasty note on your phone

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  2. Admiral Chief in New York

    April 29, 2016 at 11:27

    • Spy Master Tokashi

      April 29, 2016 at 11:35

      LOL, I was thinking exactly that!

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    • Raptor Rants

      April 29, 2016 at 11:39

      Does it matter? As long as the acting is good it’s all great

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      • Admiral Chief in New York

        April 29, 2016 at 11:40

        Agreed

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      • Strawman Jim

        April 29, 2016 at 12:22

        As long as the screenplay is decent, the director isn’t on crack, and the producers don’t skimp on all the bells and whistles.

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        • Captain JJ vs ..............

          April 29, 2016 at 12:23

          So as long as it’s not Batman & Robin. Got it.

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          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 29, 2016 at 12:25

            So long as there are NO bat nipples!

          • Strawman Jim

            April 29, 2016 at 12:26

            But the bat nipples are the best part… Ooooh touch my bat nipples

            http://lukebenjamenkuhns.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/BatNipples.jpg

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 29, 2016 at 12:27

            LOL, pressing REPLY is just below a nipple, I HAD TO CLICK CAREFULLY!

          • Strawman Jim

            April 29, 2016 at 12:28

            Yeah, if you hover too long…. you might have some explaining to do.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 29, 2016 at 12:29

            Some say, if you rub the bat nipple long enough, Clooney does a door breach

          • Strawman Jim

            April 29, 2016 at 12:25

            Apparently, they use Batman & Robin in Guantanamo Bay to torture insurgents…

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 29, 2016 at 12:26

            SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!

          • Strawman Jim

            April 29, 2016 at 12:27

            Horrible, isn’t it? A true crime against humanity… no person should be forced to watch Batman & Robin.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 29, 2016 at 12:27

            What is worse than watching B&R?

            Watching it twice

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 29, 2016 at 12:26

            I’d spill the beans the second Robin says: Chicks dig the car

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 29, 2016 at 12:26

            Checks?

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 29, 2016 at 12:27

            I fixed that before you even typed a reply. Slowpoke.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 29, 2016 at 12:28

            You know the rule, type once, nevarrrforget

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 29, 2016 at 12:31

            Luckily it happens to you all the time too. 😀

          • Strawman Jim

            April 29, 2016 at 12:27

            I’d confess to anything….

        • Darren Peach

          April 29, 2016 at 14:03

          And as long as they don’t name characters in the film after developers who originally made the game.

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      • Darren Peach

        April 29, 2016 at 14:01

        Acting in a movie based on a game that traditionally only had two assets required to stay true to the original concept ? How things are changing 🙂

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        • Raptor Rants

          April 29, 2016 at 16:01

          1) I have no idea what you are trying to say
          2) I am assuming by 2 assets you mean breasts. Thankfully, as much as I was always a fan of boobs, the games were always more to me than mammary glands. It was about the fact that she was a treasure hunter.
          3) If you’ve played the reboot you will know that it’s all about the growth and the acting in the game was amazing. In fact I have NEVER had a better gaming experience and I honestly hope the movie reboot will be half as close as the acting in The Tomb Raider reboot.

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          • Darren Peach

            April 29, 2016 at 16:16

            1 ) Traditionally. Older Tomb Raide games did have the whole mammary thing going. Original movies cast a sex symbol.
            2 ) Is it not obvious that I was refering to the past when I said How things are changing ?
            3) I have played and finished both games in the re boot and I understand the change in direction. Hence I said How things are changing. It was a silly joke.

        • Bonnie

          May 1, 2016 at 18:24

          Great Minds Think Alike!

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    • Avithar

      April 29, 2016 at 13:18

      and so was i hahaha

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  3. Raptor Rants

    April 29, 2016 at 11:40

    I’m actually glad it wasn’t Ridley.

    She’s an amazing actress, but I wouldn’t be able to see her as Lara Croft. I’d watch her play the role and think only Star Wars.

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      April 29, 2016 at 11:44

      Oh, that mediocre movie with the piece of junk falcon?

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      • Raptor Rants

        April 29, 2016 at 11:58

        Your face is mediocre!

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        • Admiral Chief in New York

          April 29, 2016 at 12:00

          Compared to this hotty? Yes, I’ll take mediocre thanks

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        • Captain JJ vs ..............

          April 29, 2016 at 12:01

          huehuehue

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        April 29, 2016 at 12:01

        Falcon? I thought it was the Decade Hawk?

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        • Captain JJ vs ..............

          April 29, 2016 at 12:02

          Year Fink

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        • Admiral Chief in New York

          April 29, 2016 at 12:06

          Decade Hawk (ROFL)

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      • Captain JJ vs ..............

        April 29, 2016 at 12:01

        I like this comment.

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      • Strawman Jim

        April 29, 2016 at 12:17

        I still don’t understand why the movie featured a soccer ball. Did FIFA pay for it? And what’s up with the budget Darth Vader?

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        • Admiral Chief in New York

          April 29, 2016 at 12:19

          Stupid soccer ball droid, he’s got NOTHING on C1-10P

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          • Strawman Jim

            April 29, 2016 at 12:20

            Who? Who the heck is C1-10P?

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 29, 2016 at 12:24

            The best droid ever!

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 29, 2016 at 12:25

            meh

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 29, 2016 at 12:26

            You don’t even know who it is, do you?

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 29, 2016 at 12:28

            I do know who it is. Don’t ASSume.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 29, 2016 at 12:28

            With you, I always expect the worst, I’m right, 476 out of 477 times in that regard

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 29, 2016 at 12:30

            Chopper is fine, but I’d rather rewatch Clone Wars.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 29, 2016 at 12:30

            I’m quite fond of the bugger. And the series is quite entertaining for me. Tonight, I watch the S2 finale

          • Strawman Jim

            April 29, 2016 at 12:31

            Careful… S2 ends on a cliffhanger. The doctor dies and then Batman takes off his shirt…

            http://www.agentsofguard.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/AoGBatman2.jpg

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 29, 2016 at 12:34

            THE REAL BATNIPPLES!
            It’s like seeing a unicorn.

          • Strawman Jim

            April 29, 2016 at 12:22

            OOOHHH CLONE WARS!!! HAHAHAHHAA

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 29, 2016 at 12:24

            No, not clone wars

        • Captain JJ vs ..............

          April 29, 2016 at 12:22

          They spent all their money on making ANOTHER death star, so they had to recycle everything else.

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          • Strawman Jim

            April 29, 2016 at 12:23

            They recycled everything from… BUCK ROGERS!!!

  4. Captain JJ vs ..............

    April 29, 2016 at 11:51

    Is she wearing yellow tape on the second pic?
    DO NOT CROSS

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  5. Original Heretic

    April 29, 2016 at 11:51

    Are they going to give her a heavily padded bra for the role?

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  6. Strawman Jim

    April 29, 2016 at 11:52

    At least it’s not Angelina Jolie….

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    • Captain JJ vs ..............

      April 29, 2016 at 11:52

      I hear you man.
      Finally something I can agree with you on. 😛

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      • Strawman Jim

        April 29, 2016 at 11:53

        Wait what… you rarely agree with me? Damn son… that’s a dagger in my heart 🙁

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        • Admiral Chief in New York

          April 29, 2016 at 11:53

          One does not simply agree with fruit

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          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 29, 2016 at 11:54

            *AI

        • Captain JJ vs ..............

          April 29, 2016 at 11:54

          XD
          I’m just kidding. Referring to the artsy games comment in the FFD. I like art-heavy games and I’m not ashamed to say it!

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          • Strawman Jim

            April 29, 2016 at 11:56

            :O

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 29, 2016 at 11:57

            You heard me!
            Games can be art. And some of them are glorious works of art 😀

  7. Captain JJ vs ..............

    April 29, 2016 at 11:52

    Can only get better after that first ….whatever that was.

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  8. Strawman Jim

    April 29, 2016 at 11:58

    Jennifer Lawrence > Daisey Ridley!

    I have spoken! My word is LAW!

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      April 29, 2016 at 12:00

      I don’t believe bananas

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    • Captain JJ vs ..............

      April 29, 2016 at 12:01

      Damn. So much for our “in agreement” strikes.

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      • Strawman Jim

        April 29, 2016 at 12:12

        You don’t like Jennifer Lawrence? Sir… that is fighting talk!

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        • Captain JJ vs ..............

          April 29, 2016 at 12:13

          Haha. I didn’t say I don’t like her, I just like Daisey more.

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          • Strawman Jim

            April 29, 2016 at 12:19

            I like Jennifer Lawrence more! I would make her my second wife, but I fear that would be creepy because I’m not Zulu, and society might frown on a banana sapien stalking Ms Lawrence.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 29, 2016 at 13:09

            No it’s fine, it’s quite common in some cultures!

    • Raptor Rants

      April 29, 2016 at 12:02

      Your word is law?

      Lacking
      All
      Wisdom

      Yep

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      • Admiral Chief in New York

        April 29, 2016 at 12:06

        The logic, it makes sense

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      • Strawman Jim

        April 29, 2016 at 12:11

        • Admiral Chief in New York

          April 29, 2016 at 12:14

          Pants are torn, therefore, he sucks

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          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 29, 2016 at 12:15

            I’ll remember to tell that to The Incredible Hulk.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 29, 2016 at 12:16

            HE WEARS STRETCHYPAAAANTS

          • Strawman Jim

            April 29, 2016 at 12:20

            Noobface!! His pants are torn because his kung fu is so strong!!!!

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 29, 2016 at 12:24

            His name is Noobface? Interesting…

            Whatever floats your banana

  9. Strawman Jim

    April 29, 2016 at 12:23

    I wish someone could reboot Buck Rogers….

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    • miaau

      April 29, 2016 at 13:03

      like Darkwing Duck?

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      April 29, 2016 at 13:08

      YES!

      Reply

  10. HisDivineOrder

    April 29, 2016 at 13:04

    I’m more worried about the writer’s chops than anyone else’s given what you just wrote. TMNT and Snow White & The Huntsman were two of the worst written movies of the last few years.

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  11. Darren Peach

    April 29, 2016 at 13:59

    As long as there are no roaring Sharks and Eat, Prey, Love moments. Roaring Sharks ? Really ? Sharks that go rawwrr. OMFG!

    Reply

  12. iusedtobe(a)regular

    April 29, 2016 at 14:25

    See is a little small to be Lara dont you think? and no, I am not talking about her frame.

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  13. chimera_85

    April 29, 2016 at 15:31

    Uhmmmmm take what you want from this but neither her or Daisy have big enough boobs. Just saying 😀

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    • Raidz19

      April 30, 2016 at 10:13

      the reboot/young Lara does not have big boobs. so technically het boobs are the perfect size. just a pity her face isn’t the right face

      Reply

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