Tomb Raider 2 with Alicia Vikander on the way from Lovecraft Country writer

Chris Edwards
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Photo credit: Warner Bros.

From Digital Spy

Tomb Raider 2 with Alicia Vikander is on its way, with Lovecraft Country's Misha Green set to write and direct the Lara Croft sequel.

The movie will mark Green's feature directorial debut, having previously established herself as creator, showrunner and director of numerous TV shows.

Ben Wheatley (High-Rise, Rebecca) was previously attached to direct the sequel, with Amy Jump hired to write the script after being handpicked by Vikander herself. With Green now taking on writing responsibilities, it's unclear if Jump will still be involved.

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Further casting details are yet to be revealed for the film, with the project still in the very early stages of development. However, if the sequel picks up from the ending of the first film, it's likely we'll see the return of Kristin Scott Thomas as Ana Miller.

Vikander has even spoken about the possibility of former Lara Croft Angelina Jolie making a meta cameo: "I wouldn't mind! I adore Angelina, so we'll see… we should definitely ask."

As for the plot, we may have some idea where the story is going if it's a direct continuation of the first film.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

After saving the world from a deadly virus, Lara discovered that Ana Miller, the business partner of her father, was working with Trinity – the group who unleashed the 'curse' – the whole time.

The end of the film then sees Lara buy the iconic twin guys from the video game, determined to carry on her father's work and stop Trinity.

Whether the sequel will continue this thread remains to be seen, but there's now also an opportunity for Green to write a completely different tomb-raiding adventure.

The movie was originally set release on March 19, 2021, but due to the ongoing pandemic, it has now been delayed indefinitely.

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