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Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft: 'Tomb Raider' Reboot Releases First Look

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Alicia Vikander stars as Lara Croft in the new "Tomb Raider" reboot film. (Warner Bros.)

By    |   Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 06:05 AM

Warner Bros. has released a first look at Alicia Vikander's new role as Lara Croft in the upcoming "Tomb Raider" reboot film.

"Lara Croft: Tomb Raider," directed by Roar Uthaug and co-starring Dominic West, Walton Goggins and Daniel Wu, is scheduled for release March 16, 2018. 

In the new images, Vikander sports the same iconic tank top and cargo pants as previous "Tomb Raider" movies that starred Angelina Jolie as Croft, but the plot of the new film is more in keeping with the 2013 reboot of the popular video games, according to Vanity Fair.

In the film, Croft refuses to take over her father’s business after he disappears when she is a teen. She works as a bike courier in London and goes to college but is finally ready to investigate his disappearance when she is 21, and goes to his last known location: an island tomb off the coast of Japan.

Instead of a hardened adventurer, the reboot’s Lara is portrayed more as a smart but inexperienced scrapper who has to learn how to survive as she goes along, according to Slashfilm. Filmmakers hope this aspect of her character makes her more relatable and endearing to audiences than the more stoic Jolie character.

The role is quite a departure for Vikander, who worked as a supermodel before acting in “Ex Machina” and “The Danish Girl,” for which she won an Oscar.

Vikander described Croft as an “iconic character” and said she sees her as a “model for many young women.” She told Vanity Fair, “She’s trying to carve out her place in the world and connect her future with her past.”

Twitter mostly approved of Vikander as Croft, although there were some detractors and those who just couldn’t let go of Angelina Jolie in the role.

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Warner Bros. has released a first look at Alicia Vikander's new role as Lara Croft in the upcoming "Tomb Raider" reboot film.
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