Alicia Vikander Tomb Raider sequel confirmed for 2021

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Last year's Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander may only have thrilled die-hard fans, but a sequel would have the advantage of not having to retell the character's origin story like a superhero movie from the 90s. Which is why it's potentially good news that, according to Deadline, the rumored sequel is in the works.

Alicia Vikander will be returning to play Lara Croft again, although director Roar Uthaug won't be coming back. He's being replaced by Ben Wheatley, who previously directed High-Rise—the J. G. Ballard adaptation starring Tom Hiddleston. The script will be by Amy Jump, who wrote the screenplays for several of Wheatley's previous movies.

Production is set to begin next year, with a release date of March 19, 2021.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.