The Lovecraft Country director is set to direct the long-awaited sequel to Alicia Vikander‘s Tomb Raider
Lara Croft’s Tomb Raider days are back on! At least according to Deadline. The outlet is reporting that Lovecraft Country director, Misha Green is stepping in to direct Tomb Raider 2. The long-awaited sequel to Alicia Vikander’s 2018 reboot.
Originally, Ben Wheatley agreed to direct the sequel. But apparently, the COVID delays have forced the studio into a reshuffle. Just minutes after the news hit the wires, Green added her response on social media.
My fav from classic era is Legend & from survival era it’s a tie between Rise & Shadow. So I’m thinking something like:
— Misha Green (@MishaGreen) January 25, 2021
Tomb Raider 2 was initially expected to hit our screens this year. But the global pandemic pretty much derailed those hopes. And now with a new director behind the wheel, we should expect some changes before the project goes before the cameras. Vikander touched upon the delays last year but she hoped to get underway early in 2021.
“The plan was for us to start making one in 2020, of course, due to the situation, that’s now very different. We’re still in discussions about it, so I hope we can probably get to it this year.”
This is positive news. Although Tomb Raider didn’t set the box office on fire in 2018, it did enough to warrant a sequel. And it established Vikander as a legitimate leading lady. One ready to throw down and get into the thick of it.
As of press time, the plot is being kept under wraps. And rightfully so. However, we should expect the traditional playbook of death-defying leaps and courageous tomb desecration to come into play. And that in itself is a tantalizing prospect. As soon as we know more, we’ll update the post.
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