Warcraft’s Daniel Wu Joins Tomb Raider Reboot Film
The upcoming Tomb Raider reboot film is really starting to accelerate into a fully-formed reality. Last year, fans were elated to hear that Alicia Vikander would be taking on the role of the iconic game heroine. Just last month, we also learned that Walton Goggins would be joining the cast to portray the film’s antagonist. Now, the cast adds another actor of note, as Daniel Wu is now joining the cast of the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot film.
According to an exclusive announcement made by Variety, the actor most recently seen by Western audiences in the Warcraft film released last year will play an important role in the film. The announcement states that Wu will be playing Lu Ren, a ship captain that joins Croft as she seeks out her missing father. Wu has an extensive history of practicing martial arts and displaying his skills on screen, most prolifically known and seen by AMC viewers on the channel’s Into the Badlands series. It would not be unreasonable to expect Wu to showcase his wushu fighting skills alongside Lara Croft’s various combat techniques on her adventure. No other details have been given regarding Wu’s character, so it is unknown whether or not Lu Ren will be a rendition of any character previously seen in a Tomb Raider game. Could he be a version of Conrad Roth, the captain who accompanied Lara Croft in the 2013 game that rebooted the franchise?
The film is set to begin filming before the end of this month, and is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on March 16th, 2018. What do you guys think? Are you excited to see Daniel Wu added to the cast of the Tomb Raider reboot film? What actor would you like to see in the new movie? Let us know in the comments below!
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