Tomb Raider Film Sequel Gets A Release Date and New Director
The past few years in film have proven to be very fruitful for those seeking live-action adaptations of popular video game franchises. The first live-action Pokémon movie Detective Pikachu stormed the box office earlier this year, and live action adaptations of Sonic the Hedgehog and Mortal Kombat are well underway. 2018 saw a reboot of the popular Tomb Raider series, after two previous films earlier in the 2000s helped make Lara Croft a household name. The new Alicia Vikander film, while hardly a flop, was met with mixed critical and commercial response. Thus, many have wondered if a sequel would be feasible. Well, it seems that a Tomb Raider film sequel is indeed happening, with a new release date officially announced.
As reported on Variety, the new Tomb Raider film sequel was announced by MGM. The sequel will see Alicia Vikander reprise her role as protagonist Lara Croft, with Ben Wheatley as director of the new film, taking over the position of director of the previous film, Roar Uthaug. The current release date for the film is scheduled to fall on March 19, 2021.
There’s no word yet as to whether any characters from the previous film will return, or what the plot of the sequel will be. Some have theorized that since the new film was somewhat modeled after the more recent Square Enix Tomb Raider games, the progression of that iteration’s story might be reflected in this new film. Whatever the case, it will be a relief for Lara Croft fans to see their favorite explorer find enough supplies to survive another day. What do you guys think about this Tomb Raider film sequel? Let us know in the comments below!
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