First Look: Alicia Vikander Is Badass in New ‘Tomb Raider’ Photos


Check out your first look at Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot.

Vikander steps into the shoes of Croft made famous from the video games of the same name and previously played on screen by Angelina Jolie. She definitely fits the part in these three first look photos and we can’t wait to see her kick some butt on screen.

In Tomb Raider, Lara Croft (Vikander) is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.

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Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.

Tomb Raider is directed by Roar Uthaug and also stars Dominic West (“Money Monster,” “300”), Walton Goggins (“The Hateful Eight,” “Django Unchained”) and Daniel Wu (AMC’s “Into the Badlands”). It’s set to hit theaters March 16, 2018.

What do you think of these first look photos of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft?

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