I don’t know why we need a new Tomb Raider, to be honest — Angelina Jolie did a great job in the films she starred in, but maybe it’s time to let the franchise rest and, oh, I don’t know, maybe invest in some original content for once instead of recycling the same shit time and time again? Ugh. Whatever. That’s not happening for now, so another Tomb Raider movie is coming, and this time Alicia Vikander is taking over the role of Lara Croft.
In case you don’t know Alicia Vikander off the top of your head, she played Eddie Redmayne’s wife in The Danish Girl and was a sensation because of it. I actually think she won the Oscar for her role (I’m too lazy to double check that, so bear with).
I like Alicia and think she’s a great actress, and I don’t have a problem with Tomb Raider in general, I’m just kind of over the whole “let’s turn every possible book into a movie instead of developing original scripts with completely new characters and stories” bullshit that seems to be so prominent in Hollywood and only getting worse.
Anyway, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the casting this week, and Variety claims she was always the first pick for the role. I get why — she’s extremely talented, but just green enough to possibly be a breakout in this role and make it her own. Then again, people will be constantly comparing her to Angelina, so she can’t win.
What do you think of the casting?