If you were eagerly awaiting Alicia Vikander stepping back into the combat boots of Lara Croft, then you will have to wait a while. In an exclusive with Entertainment Weekly, the star reveals that the sequel to 2018’s Tomb Raider is on hold as a result of the “politics” associated with Amazon’s buyout of the distributors, MGM.

Vikander revealed that she has “no clue” where things are heading. That being said, it appears she is ready to wield the classic bow and arrow, which gamers are familiar with from the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy, and the iconic dual pistols that were introduced at the end of the first film. Vikander added that “I think Misha [Green] and I have been ready, so it’s kind of in somebody else’s hands, to be honest.” Green is attached to the sequel as director and writer, with the working title of Tomb Raider: Obsidian, as previously revealed.

Regarding Green’s chapter for the iconic heroine, Vikander “can’t really say” much at this point, but notes she has “been excited to show the world” and she loves “what [Green has] done with Lovecraft Country.” It appears that hopes of a sequel to Tomb Raider are currently at a standstill, so we can only wait until the project receives the green light again.

Alicia Vikander Tomb Raider 2018
Lara Croft went to new heights in the revival.

Vikander’s first voyage as Lara Croft brought the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot from Crystal Dynamics to the big screen. In the film, Croft set out on an adventure in an attempt to solve her archaeologist father’s mysterious disappearance. The 2018 film was met with mixed reviews from critics.

Outside of the film’s director and star, there aren’t many details surrounding the Tomb Raider sequel. Kristin Scott Thomas is also expected to return as the villain, Ana Miller, whose character is based on Ana from the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy. In the games, Ana is a senior agent of Trinity, the military organisation that seeks to use ancient artefacts for less than noble reasons.

Elsewhere with Tomb Raider, Crystal Dynamics previously hinted at a new instalment to the franchise that will ‘unify’ the original and reboot series. For more on all things Lara Croft, stay tuned right here at GameLuster.

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