With moviegoers understandably demanding more strong female characters on the big screen (hence the excitement around the upcoming Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman movies, and the never ending demand for a Black Widow spinoff), it’s genuinely quite surprising that it’s taken this long for the Tomb Raider franchise to be rebooted. Of course, it’s actually been stuck in development hell for years now.
It’s believed that the premise of the reboot will be similar to the recent video games, with a young Lara Croft embarking on her first adventure and ultimately becoming the Tomb Raider fans have known and loved since she first appeared on the PlayStation in 1996. Now, with a possible shortlist of female directors wanted by Warner Bros. emerging, it seems the project is finally gaining the momentum it needs.
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So, with the focus on a young Lara Croft presumably in her late teens/early twenties, who should take on this iconic role? Here, you will find ten actresses all ideal for the role in very different ways.
Some names will quite possibly be familiar, though there are others who you’ve probably never heard of, especially if you live outside of the UK. Either way, they all stand the chance of doing the Tomb Raider franchise justice…