Alicia Vikander’s ‘Tomb Raider’ Sequel Finds a Director

Alicia Vikander’s ‘Tomb Raider’ Sequel Finds a Director

Additionally, the site says Ben Wheatley has been hired to direct the film.

Alicia Vikander, who played archaeological student-turned bow-wielding adventurer Lara Croft in the first film, will reprise her role, while Amy Jump will write the script.

Deadline reports that British director Ben Wheatley - best known for his work on High Rise and cult darlings like Free Fire and Kill List, as well as several episodes of Peter Capaldi's run on Doctor Who - has been tapped by MGM to helm the Tomb Raider sequel, which will get a 2021 release.

Those who have seen Wheatley's Free Fire knows he has the chops for action (although in its own weird way, Free Fire becomes nearly an anti-action film as the characters are slowly chipped away at by bullets), but this an incredibly exciting hire, especially since he'll be working from Jump's script. As of now, no other members of the cast from the first movie are confirmed to appear in the sequel.


Despite a modest domestic box office take in 2018, Tomb Raider is getting a sequel.

"I've grown up loving these kinds of films and I've always wondered what it's like to create these big stunts, sequences and action adventures". Although, a few of us feel the opposite and did not like the movie. To be fair, it's not like the games have incredible stories, but that means there's a lot of room for Wheatley and Jump to forge their own path.

Alicia Vikander's Tomb Raider series has found another director to lead its expedition. We also enjoyed the game stating in our review "A reassuringly solid trilogy third act, Shadow of the Tomb Raider will certainly prove familiar". The sequel is coming to theaters on March 19, 2021.

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