First Look At Alicia Vikander As Young 'Tomb Raider'

First Look At Alicia Vikander As Young 'Tomb Raider'

By Robert Dougherty Mar 28, 2017 01:02 PM
Photo Credit: Warner Brothers Pictures

It was a given that Alicia Vikander's version of Lara Croft wouldn't quite look like the one from the video games, or like Angelina Jolie's version. Yet the first look at the new Tomb Raider does show Vikander in Lara's most iconic outfit, even though this Lara has only just begun to earn her name.

Vanity Fair helped Warner Brothers release the first two photos of Vikander on set, along with the film's first official synopsis.

Warner Brothers Pictures

Warner Brothers Pictures

As previously revealed, this second attempt to start a Tomb Raider franchise is the first one to focus on Lara's origin story. In fact, the film's new synopsis reveals that Lara has refused to follow in her missing father's footsteps, as she attends college and works as a bike courier in London until she "becomes inspired to investigate her father’s disappearance."

Once she reaches her father's last known location at "a tomb on an island somewhere off the coast of Japan," Lara goes "beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown" with only her "sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit" to guide her. But the journey does eventually include Dominic West as her missing father, and Walton Goggins as the villain involved in his disappearance.

Whatever else the new Tomb Raider reveals about Lara and her past, Vikander knows enough to see her "as a model for many young women" as she told Vanity Fair. Both Vikander and producer Graham King also stress that Lara's "tough, smart, vulnerable" traits and "tremendous depth and vulnerability" are every bit as important as her "fierce strength, determination, and physicality."

Nonetheless, there's still a whole year of teasers to go until Tomb Raider and Vikander get to back that up in full on March 16, 2018.

Tags: Tomb Raider (2018), Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Angelina Jolie
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