October 24, 2020

Tomb Raider’s Alicia Vikander Hopes to Begin Filming Sequel in 2021

In a new interview, Tomb Raider lead Alicia Vikander expressed her hope that a new Lara Croft adventure will begin filming in early 2021.

Tomb Raider star Alicia Vikander recently expressed that she hopes filming for the sequel, postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, will begin in early 2021.

“The plan was for us to start making one this year, of course due to the [pandemic] situation, that’s now very different,” Vikander said on Good Morning America. “We’re still in discussions about it, so I hope we can probably get to it next year.”

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Rumors indicated that a Tomb Raider sequel aimed to start filming in April in a number of countries, including England, South Africa, Finland and China. Any plans were likely shuttered in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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The original Tomb Raider was released in March 2018 and grossed $274.7 million worldwide on a budget of $90 million. In September 2019, MGM announced that Free Fire director Ben Wheatley would helm a Tomb Raider sequel scheduled for release in March 2021. Reports have indicated that this new Tomb Raider adventure will be inspired by the 2018 video game Shadow of the Tomb Raider and will utilize more supernatural elements compared to the 2018 Tomb Raider film.

Directed by Ben Wheatley with a screenplay from Amy Jump, the Tomb Raider sequel stars Alicia Vikander. The film is currently scheduled to arrive in theaters Mar. 21, 2021.

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Source: Good Morning America, via Entertainment Weekly)

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