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The New 'Tomb Raider': Alicia Vikander Signs On As Lara Croft

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Get ready for another action packed adventure because the Tomb Raider reboot has finally found its new Lara Croft. And no, t's not Daisy Ridley.

Official reports say that Swedish actress Alicia Vikander has signed on to play the part of the young version of Angelina Jolie's Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider films which came out in the early 2000s.

Some people may wonder if Vikander has the skills to really get into the action since her previous films are leaning more towards period dramas – or just dramas – but, let's not forget that the Tomb Raider reboot will focus on the period of Lara Croft's life when she was still very fresh in the "raiding" scene.

Specifically, Lara is supposed to be on her first ever expedition where, of course, things go wrong and she has to rely on what she has learned to get out alive. She will be untested and still on her way to becoming the strong Lara Croft portrayed by Jolie.

Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who wrote Transformers 5, and Norwegian Director Roar Uthaug have already confirmed earlier that the reboot will follow the more recent Tomb Raider games. This means that instead of having a highly skilled protagonist, the reboot will focus on how she became so skilled, meaning a lot of trial and error and finding what she's comfortable working with.

Uthaug also already said that he wants his reboot to focus more on building Lara's character to someone who could resonate with the audience, so in a way, Vikander's freshness to the action scene works well for her as she will be able to grow into and with the character.

"I think we'll want to make people relate to Lara as a character [...] I've always been a fan of strong female characters," Uthaug said in an interview.

What do you think? Will Alicia Vikander as a young Lara Croft work? Sound off in the comments!

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