According to an exclusive report over at Variety:
Walton Goggins is in final negotiations to join MGM and GK Films reboot of Tomb Raider, the latest adaptation of the popular video game starring Alicia Vikander as the iconic character Lara Croft.
Goggins would play the antagonist in the film.
As Birth.Movies.Death.'s official Walton Goggins Correspondent™ (a title I literally just made up right now and have claimed without checking with anyone else on staff first; don't @ me, Phil), I am of two minds about this news.
On the one hand, more Goggins is always a good thing. Virtually everything which contains Goggins is made better by Goggins, and our lives are generally better for having experienced it. In everything from The Shield, up through the one-two punch of Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight, and straight on into this year's Vice Principals, Walton Goggins has proved himself a compelling, talented individual whose every performance should be treasured.
On the other hand, dragging Goggins into the Tomb Raider reboot can't help but feel like a possible squandering of our precious Goggins resources. Goggins is but one man, and should be applied only in circumstances befitting of his talents. To borrow a saying made popular by my late great-grandpappy: "You don't wanna go wasting your Goggins".
Of course there's no telling at this time whether the Tomb Raider reboot is, in fact, a waste of our Goggins. It is entirely within the realm of possibility that the Tomb Raider reboot will be a fresh, action-packed take on the long-running video game franchise, one elevated not only by the presence of Goggins ... but also the talents of Alicia Vikander, who delivered such a memorable performance in last year's Ex Machina. Time will tell.
Until then, Goggins enthusiasts are encouraged to purchase the first season of Vice Principals via the Amazon link below, if they know what's good for them.