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Tomb Raider 2: Updates About Sequel From Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander starred in the 2018 reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise directed by Roar Uthaug, and the actress has got disappointing news about the planned sequel.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider was first brought to screen in 2001 with Angelina Jolie in the lead role. In this version, the story follows Lara Croft, the daughter of an archaeologist, Lord Richard Croft, as she rescues her father from a remote island. The movie gained mixed reviews and performed average at the box office, earning $274 million globally.

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Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in the 2018 reboot of Tomb Raider

Still considered a success, the news of a Tomb Raider 2 followed immediately. Misha Green was tapped to write and direct, and it was even scheduled for a March 2021 release. Due to the pandemic, the production experienced delays.

Green shared on social media last May 2021 that she has been working on the film and has a working title ready – Tomb Raider: Obsidian. There was no more news about the progress in the succeeding months.

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Tomb Raider Sequel Updates

In her interview with EW, Vikander shared an update about the sequel and revealed that Amazon’s buyout of MGM affected the production.

With the MGM and Amazon buyout, I have no clue. Now it’s kind of politics. I think Misha and I have been ready, so it’s kind of in somebody else’s hands, to be honest.”

Vikander was very enthusiastic about working with Green, but the politics behind Amazon buying MGM, the studio that created Tomb Raider, for $8.5 billion is responsible for the franchise’s delay. With this decision, the studio may be reconsidering the projects at hand.

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End scene of Tomb Raider with Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander)

There are still no updates about the sequel’s plot and cast. Vikander’s statement could be taken as a sign that the studio has not been making any move at the moment, as many business matters are still getting in the way of production.