Tomb Raider: Exclusive New Look At Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft

Tomb Raider

by Willow Green |

The new issue of Empire is now on sale in all good and evil newsagents – and you don't need to raid a tomb to discover our exclusive coverage of Tomb Raider, the forthcoming reboot for everyone's favourite video game adventurer Lara Croft. The new issue features a world exclusive new look at Alicia Vikander in the role as a young Ms. Croft – take a look below.

As the image shows, everything about this iteration of the character is hoping to ring the changes. Scrub the Angelina Jolie versions from your memory – this Lara Croft promises to be a very different beast. “We asked, ‘What are the famous traits of this person?’” recalls Vikander in the new issue. “‘How can we demonstrate them in the story, but make her feel like a young woman in 2018?’” This is emphatically a prequel, finding Croft working as a cycle courier in London, and it’s not some priceless lost artefact that sets her off on her journey, but a quest to find her missing father.

Norweigan filmmaker Roar Uthaug is directing the reboot, which will also have Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, and Dominic West joining Vikander in the cast. Tomb Raider should arrive in cinemas next March.

As ever, this is just a taster of what's in the print magazine – for the full coverage of Tomb Raider, plus features on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Murder On The Orient Express, The Punisher, and much, much more, pick up a copy of Empire's October 2017 issue, on sale now.

If you wanted your copy days before everyone else, with super-sweet limited edition covers to boot, you’d want to subscribe to Empire here, of course.

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