Everyone who has seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" knows that actress Daisy Ridley, who plays the mysterious character Rey, can hold her ground in a fight so it is no wonder that she is being considered for another awesome role. MGM and Warner Brothers, the studios behind the "Tomb Raider" reboot, have reportedly short-listed the English actress as a potential Lara Croft.
The role of Lara Croft was previously held by none other than Angelina Jolie, who made a good show solving archaeological mysteries, kicking butts and using various weapons to defeat whoever she needs to fight with.
At the moment, there have been no discussions or negotiations held between the studios and short-listed actresses so the role can still be given to someone else. Of course, Ridley is also currently busy filming for "Star Wars: Episode VIII," but the actress does not seem to have anything lined up after the science-fiction saga so there is still a big chance she could become Lara.
The script for the reboot was written by "Transformers 5" writer Geneva Robertson-Dworet. Norwegian director Roar Uthaug is confirmed to direct.
Uthaug revealed in an interview that the reboot would follow the path of the 2013 video game reboot and will explore Lara Croft's origin story, something that he looks forward to because he wants to humanize Lara's character.
"I think we'll want to make people relate to Lara as a character," he said. "I've always been a fan of strong female characters and I think I've had strong female characters in all my previous movies, so that's something I thought was interesting."
The 2013 Tomb Raider reboot revolves around Lara as an archaeology student on her first expedition to find the lost kingdom of Yamatai in Japan, while the sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider, follows Lara one year after the events in Yamatai.
While nothing is confirmed yet, we still support the idea of having Ridley in the film reboot. They do look a bit similar, after all.
Daisy Ridley as the next Lara Croft? Yes, please!