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.
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.