The video game protagonist Lara Croft made her cinema comeback in 2018 with Tomb Raider. Now Alicia Vikander gave an update on the production of the sequel, Tomb Raider 2.
With the video game adaptation of Tomb Raider, Warner Bros. did not make a big hit at the box office, but the movie was successful enough to get a sequel. With a budget of probably $90 million, the film grossed over $273 million internationally. The leading actress and Oscar winner Alicia Vikander recently gave a little update on the production of the games icon’s next big-screen adventure.
More precisely, as reported by Entertainment Weekly, Vikander was a guest on Good Morning America to talk about her new film The Glorias. The speech also briefly dealt with the current state of affairs of the Tomb Raider 2 announced last year. Regarding this, the actress said:
“The plan was for us to start making one this year, of course, due to the [pandemic] situation, that’s now very different. We’re still in discussions about it, so I hope we can probably get to it next year.”
Like many Hollywood productions at the moment, Tomb Raider 2 is of course affected by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The movie was originally supposed to start in cinemas worldwide on March 19, 2021, but it will not be possible to keep this date.
When the movie, which will be directed by director Ben Wheatly (Free Fire), will now come to the cinemas is currently unknown. It would be conceivable if the new schedule could be adhered to, possibly a cinema release in 2022.