Tomb Raider 2 was originally announced back in September 2019 and was to be directed by Ben Wheatley of Free Fire. Plans changed, of course: Lovecraft Country’s Misha Green was brought on in the sequel after Wheatley left the project, and the initial release date of March 2021 was postponed.
Speaking to Total Film for her new issue, Lara Croft actor Alicia Vikander has opened up about how things are going with the sequel — whose currently working title is Obsidian — and what it’s like working with Greene.
“When the studio first said they were interested in a sequel, I got really excited,” Vikander says. “When Misha was mentioned to me and I saw the work on Lovecraft Country, I was very impressed.”
From there, discussions ensued, and a connection was made: “It’s so funny when I’ve zoomed in on Misha to sit down with another woman his age,” Vikander recalls. “I get to talk about big action sets and stunts that we want to make. I’m hoping we get on the track and do something together.”
Given the success of the initial Tomb Raider reboot, let’s hope Lara gets to pick up her twin pistols once again in a sequel we can really cherish.
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