Tomb Raider sequel confirmed with Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft and Ben Wheatley directing

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Alicia Vikander will return as Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft for a sequel to the 2018 action-adventure.

British director Ben Wheatley will direct the film, taking up from earlier director Roar Uthaug.

The movie’s official Twitter account confirmed the information, sharing on Monday: ‘We’re thrilled to verify current information new Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander d directed by Ben Wheatley is on the way in which!

‘Stay tuned for more news in the future.’

We’re thrilled to verify current information new Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander and directed by Ben Wheatley is on the way in which!

Keep tuned for extra information sooner or later.

— Tomb Raider (@tombraider) September 9, 2019

The film, first made well-known by Angelina Jolie’s Lara Croft, was given a reboot final yr, with Alicia taking up because the fierce feminine.

A follow-up movie has been within the works and in early September the Excessive Rise director was reported to be within the working for the directing chair.

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He’s presently ending off his newest undertaking, a movie adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca starring Lily James and Armie Hammer, that may function on Netflix.

Wheatley joins his spouse and screenwriter Amy Leap on the Tomb Raider sequel, as she is penning the script.

Vikander made her debut as Croft in 2018 and shared her pleasure over enjoying the long-lasting position – later admitting she had really forgotten to inform her dad she secured the half.

Talking solely to Metro.co.uk, Alicia confessed: ‘I had forgot to inform him individual that the Tomb Raider movie was going to occur so he had learn it and texted me and he was like, “Oh my god.”

‘I didn’t even know he knew what Tomb Raider was!’

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