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Alicia Vikander offers cautious Tomb Raider 2 update

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Photo credit: Graham Bartholomew - Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Graham Bartholomew - Warner Bros.

Tomb Raider star Alicia Vikander has given an update on what is happening with the sequel.

The project was delayed indefinitely last year by MGM citing worldwide cinema closures, but Vikander said she would still "love" to play Lara Croft again – though the project still hasn't been greenlit yet, so it is all still up in the air.

Despite the fact that everything was on pause due to the pandemic, the movie's director and writer, Lovecraft Country's Misha Green, has been working on the script and even announced a working title of Tomb Raider: Obsidian.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

"Pre-COVID, I would've said yes. And now I think it's a yes still," Vikander told Collider when asked if she would like to return for the sequel. "It's not greenlit, but the script is in the making, and I think everyone is excited and I would love to revisit Lara again."

She noted that she hadn't read the script, but hopes to get her hands on it sometime soon.

"It's very recent. It's really now when the world is up and running again [that the script is being written], and Misha is onboard and she's working on the script right now.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

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"So I'm very excited to sort of read something very soon."

Although no details about the plot of the sequel have been shared, it has long been rumoured that it will retell the story of 2018's Shadow of the Tomb Raider game.

There is no release date for Tomb Raider 2 as yet.

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