This New Image From Alicia Vikander’s ‘Tomb Raider’ Is a Real Cliffhanger
The Alicia Vikander Tomb Raider reboot is nigh, and will show us who Lara Croft was before she became the raider of tombs immortalized in like a billion video games. As part of their Comic Con preview, Entertainment Weekly released a new image of Vikander as Croft, hanging on to a cliff for dear life, as you do.
The movie’s story revolves around a pre-raider Croft, who leaves her cushy university life behind and goes off in search of her adventurer father (played by Dominic West) at his last known location — which happens to be, of course, a tomb off the coast of Japan. Vikander talked to EW about the plot of the movie, and why it’s so cool to see such a iconic hero at the very beginning of her journey:
She has all the fierce, tough, curious, intelligent traits, but we’ve stripped away all of her experience. She hasn’t gone on an adventure just yet. She thought he was a stuck up businessperson living in the modern youth culture of suburban London, but then this whole box of information. This is the beginning.
Okay, so, I definitely don’t want to get into a fight with Alicia Vikander.
Vikander also talked a bit about some of the fun stuff she got to do while filming the movie with director and actual dragon Roar Uthaug, such as being thrown into water multiple times with her hands tied behind her back.
For one action scene, we used the London venue for Olympic rafting. They threw me down that river — with my hands tied — about 50 times. I didn’t need to act, just react!
She also spoke about how cool it is to see a ton of badass female characters onscreen:
I went to the cinema and saw Wonder Woman the other day. It’s a mixture of joy and sadness pouring over me, as I was thinking, ‘Oh, my God, I haven’t seen women onscreen like that.’ And I wondered how many stories there have there been throughout the years that haven’t been told. If Wonder Woman made such an impact, which it deserves to, then we need to use ten times as much force to make some change. Because it needs to happen.
Tomb Raider hits theaters March 16, 2018.