Tomb Raider's Alicia Vikander teases "big-ass" sequel in exciting update

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Tomb Raider's Alicia Vikander teases "big-ass" sequel in exciting update

Alicia Vikander has revealed details about the follow up to her 2018 action movie, Tomb Raider.

Lovecraft Country's Misha Green is set to direct and script the sequel, which Vikander says is currently being drafted.

The continued legacy of Lara Croft was temporarily halted owing to COVID-related restrictions, but the star is looking forward to working with Green on the follow up this year.

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Photo credit: Warner Bros.

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Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about her planned return to the big screen, Vikander said: "Because of the pandemic, we had plans of shooting this film, and now it's been one and a half years, but Misha Green is on board, and she's writing a draft right now."

Speaking about collaborating with Green, the actress explained that she feels an "energised connection" with the scribe.

"It's pretty amazing – we're, like, the same age!

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Photo credit: Warner Bros.

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"I was like, 'Oh, I'm just now on a Zoom with an extremely talented woman that I think has done some incredible work.'

"It would be so amazing if we get to go and do this very big-ass film together, going to kick some ass in front of the camera and behind the camera, you know?"

The star's first outing as Croft was in Roar Uthaug's Tomb Raider, which took 110 days to shoot, complete with a lengthy prep period filled with extensive physical training.

The 2018 movie centred on the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer (Vikander), who pushes herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father, Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West) disappeared.

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

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Despite the rigorous prep involved in making the movie, the actress told EW she is determined to elevating stories about women in action-led roles.

She continues to embrace her place in the genre because she "grew up looking up at that kind of adventure movie" that primarily featured a man as the lead character.

Although United Artists and Warner Bros haven't confirmed when will production will begin, the cave explorer is set to "have as much fun as it was the last round" when she reopens the tomb.

Vikander will next be seen alongside Twilight's Justin Chon, in new drama Blue Bayou, which will release in the US on September 17 and in the UK on December 3.

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