Alicia Vikander Is In For Tomb Raider Sequel With New Writer

Let’s face it, the newest Tomb Raider film starring Alicia Vikander was average at best. But it looks like talks of a sequel are once again heating up. Vikander is set to reprise the role of Lara Croft and the sequel has hired a new writer.

MGM tapped Amy Jump, who adapted High-Rise for actor Tom Hiddleston and co-wrote Free Fire with Ben Wheatley, to start development on Tomb Raider 2, EW has learned.

Plot details are still under wraps at this point, but given that the first film, written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Alastair Siddons, was rooted so heavily in the prequel video game trilogy, fans can probably come up with a few guesses.

Directed by Roar Uthaug, Tomb Raider saw a younger Lara Croft than we know from the Angelina Jolie era as she set out on a voyage to the mystical island of Yamatai in search of answers to her father’s disappearance. The setting was pulled directly from the first of the Square Enix video games. By the end, Croft realizes that the nefarious Trinity organization has a farther reach than she realized, but now she has her signature double pistols.

The biggest problem I had with Vikander in the first film was her just being so weak. I understood it was a prequel film, but come on, she got best up or toss around throughout the whole film. Hopefully, a sequel will give us a more skilled and self-confident Lara Croft.