Alicia Vikander Talks Upcoming 'Tomb Raider' Role | TIFF 2017
The actress recently wrapped filming on the highly anticipated reboot, taking on a role made famous by Angelina Jolie. This version, which will be released in spring 2018, provides an origin story for the action hero Lara Croft.
While at this year's Toronto International Film Festival to discuss her latest project, Euphoria, Alicia Vikander also opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about her upcoming role in the Tomb Raider reboot.
"I grew up playing the games, and I was thrilled when I was 15 and I saw the films with Angelina Jolie," she told THR. "She really made her into an icon with those films."
In a change to the classic video game in 2013, Vikander's version of Lara Croft will focus more on the character's early life, which has not yet been explored onscreen.
"It's very much an origin story, and it's much more kind of the next-door girl taking on a journey of becoming the action hero that we've very much known her to be," she said. "So I definitely think there's a lot of elements there, both honoring the character people know of and a lot of new elements that they will hopefully be surprised and engaged to see."
The Tomb Raider reboot is expected to hit theaters in March 2018.