Leaked on-set photos of Alicia Vikander as “Tomb Raider” heroine Lara Croft have fans buzzing, with people on Twitter calling the casting “perfect” and “true art.”
“Well done who cast Alicia Vikander for Lara Croft in the new movie. She looks exactly Lara Croft from the game launch recently,” tweeted one user.
“I didn’t know what true art was until i saw Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft,” wrote another.
In April, the Oscar winner was cast as Lara Croft in the reboot. Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug (“The Wave”) is directing the action-adventure movie, which is based on the popular Eidos video games that have sold more than 35 million units worldwide. Dominic West and Walton Goggins also star.
The film will take a different path from two previous “Tomb Raider” films, which starred Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft and Jon Voight as her father. Vikander’s portrayal of Croft will be in the spirit of the video game series’ 2013 reboot, which also focused on Lara Croft’s origins and her first adventure as an archaeologist.
However, as soon as the on-set paparazzi photos shot on location in South Africa started going viral, there were inevitably a handful of haters not happy with Vikander’s casting.
The reboot is set for a 2018 release.
See positive reactions to the photos below.
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