BREAKING: Alicia Vikander Cast As Lara Croft In 'Tomb Raider' Reboot

By Matt O.

Its official everyone, the Tomb Raider reboot has found their new Lara Croft!

According to Justin Kroll over at Variety, MGM and GK Films have cast the incredible Ex Machina and The Danish Girl actress Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in their highly anticipated Big-screen Tomb Raider reboot.

While there had been reports of Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) being the front runner for the role, a source indicates that the Studios had decided on Vikander awhile back and were just waiting to officially announce the casting.

Get the finer details from Variety below:

The Danish Girl” star Alicia Vikander has nabbed one of Hollywood’s most coveted leading roles.

Vikander will be playing Lara Croft in the MGM and GK Films’ “Tomb Raider” reboot, it was announced Thursday. Norwegian helmer Roar Uthaug is on board to direct.

While other actresses had met for the role, including Daisy Ridley, source indicate that Vikander had always been the first choice. The reason for the delay of announcement was that the studio was waiting for a new draft of the script, sources say.

MGM joined the project in 2013, acquiring rights to the popular video game to develop the feature in partnership with Graham King’s GK Films. King, who acquired “Tomb Raider” in 2011 from Square Enix, will serve as producer.

The original “Tomb Raider” was released in 1996 by London-based Eidos, which is now part of Square Enix. The games have sold over 35 million units. Square Enix released a reboot in 2013 with a younger Croft (now 21) being sent off on her first big adventure amid amped-up action and set pieces.
— Justin Kroll

So what does everyone think about this badass casting? Does Alicia Vikander have what it takes to feel the shoes of the legendary character Lara Croft? Let us know in the comments down below.

No release date has been set for the film.