The most iconic female video-game character ever is having a birthday. Tomb Raider‘s Lara Croft, the puzzle-solving, weapons-wielding archeologist with an uncanny knack for falling into supernatural adventures, turns 20 this year. To mark the auspicious anniversary, game publisher Square Enix is releasing a tricked-out updated version of the last Tomb Raider installment, Rise of the Tomb Raider, on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander, who grew up a fan of the game, will be suiting up for a film reboot arriving in 2018.
Alicia Vikander has reassured ‘Tomb Raider’ fans that her Swedish accent will be well-hidden when she plays aristocratic archaeologist Lara Croft in the upcoming movie reboot, saying she feels “extremely intimidated” by the iconic role. Vikander is taking over the role from Angelina Jolie who played the character in two movies - ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ and ‘Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life’ - but she promises the new film will be a unique take on the story.
It looks as though ‘Tomb Raider’ has found its Lara Croft. According to The Hollywood Reporter, 27-year-old Alicia Vikander has been cast in the upcoming ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot as the classic videogame heroine. “Lara Croft has been found,” they revealed.