Tomb Raider 2 Is (Apparently) Still Happening

Tomb Raider 2 Is (Apparently) Still Happening
Warner Bros. | Sony Interactive Entertainment

Written by 

Tom Chapman

Published 

24th Aug 2021 15:28

Alicia Vikander is preparing to draw back her bow once again, as the star confirms a sequel to 2018's Tomb Raider is still on the way. While those of a certain age will always think of Angelina Jolie as their version of the treasure-hunting Ms. Croft, Vikander took a leaf out of Crystal Dynamics' book and delivered a performance that channelled the gritty 2013 game reboot. 

The result was a Tomb Raider movie that was much closer to the games and swapped out the witty one-liners for a battered and bruised Lara. Despite middling critical reviews and apparently needing to make $275 million to break even (it earned $274.7 million at the box office), Tomb Raider limped through to be optioned for a sequel. Things have gone quiet, however, Vikander confirms Tomb Raider 2 is still on the way.

What's going on with Tomb Raider 2?

Tomb Raider movie
Click to enlarge
Warner Bros.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, VIkander explained how she's excited to work with Misha Green. Although Roar Uthaug directed 2018's female-first movie, the Lovecraft Country showrunner is stepping up to take over where he left off.

Discussing what's going on with Tomb Raider 2, Vikander said, "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?"

For those who watched the first movie, things ended on something of a cliffhanger. With Lara suspecting Kristin Scott Thomas' Ana could be an agent of Trinity, we last left her heading to pawn shop and picking up THOSE iconic dual pistols. If that doesn't scream sequel potential, nothing does. 

When will we see Tomb Raider 2?

Tomb Raider 2 was first mentioned in April 2019, and while production was supposed to kick off last year with visits to countries including England, South Africa, Finland and China, COVID-19 put a stop to proceedings. Could it simply be a case of wrong place, wrong time for the franchise?

Warner Bros. was quick to take Tomb Raider 2 off its schedule, and although Green recently posted on Twitter to show off a script for Tomb Raider: Obsidian, Vikander recently told Collider nothing has been greenlit yet. By the sounds of it, it's all well and good that she's excited to work with Green, but it's far from the studio showing it has faith in Tomb Raider 2

Looking at the stats, Tomb Raider's box office taking means it earned exactly what the Jolie-led 2001 movie of the same name made. Considering the industry has boomed since then, Warner Bros. was hardly running to the bank with its Tomb Raider takings. Only time will tell if there's still an appetite for Vikander to wield those pistols, but with fans seemingly more interested in where the games go next, we're not sure this one will see the light of day.

 

Tom Chapman
About the author
Tom Chapman
Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.
Why trust GGRecon?

Established in 2019, we don’t just cover games - we live them. Our expert team is full of dedicated gamers, qualified journalists, and industry insiders who collectively boast decades of experience covering gaming and esports. This deep-rooted expertise allows us to provide authoritative and nuanced perspectives first-hand from a team who are playing, and researching every game covered on our website. 

Our foundation is built on a profound commitment to editorial independence, ensuring our content remains free from external influence and advertising pressures and is held to the highest level of editorial conduct, integrity, and quality. 

Every article on GGRecon comes from rigorous research, informed analysis, and a passion for gaming that resonates with our readers. We uphold these standards through a transparent editorial policy, accessible here, which governs our processes and maintains our accountability.

Trending
Valve’s Deadlock is taking over the internet
Honor of Kings Invitational Season 2 details revealed ahead of global rollout
Helldivers 2 fans celebrate after devs finally fix infuriating spawn rates
It seems Beyond Good and Evil 2 can’t escape development hell
Helldivers 2 expert shows how to instantly destroy Factory Striders
Related Articles
NieR team is working on a new game, but they won’t tell us if it’s NieR or not
Activision’s new IP could be following CoD’s live service mayhem
Stumble Guys has surprise-launched on PlayStation, and a Switch port is coming soon
Helldivers 2 players convinced Warlords are coming back from the OG game
Marvel Rivals dev responds to reports "disparaging" closed alpha feedback from streamers is banned