Today, Vanity Fair's got two brand-new images from Roar Uthaug's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider for us, and everything appears to be in its right place.
In both images (there's one up top and another down below), star Alicia Vikander looks just like the Lara Croft recently seen in Square Enix's Tomb Raider (2013). She's got the cargo pants, the dirty tank top, the determined stare. Hell, she's even got her trusty little axe in the one below!
Vanity Fair got a pretty nifty quote from Vikander regarding her interpretation of the role:
"When I was asked to take on this role I got really excited—Lara Croft is a truly iconic character. I think people can identify with her for lots of different reasons, but for me I very much see her as a model for many young women. She’s trying to carve out her place in the world and connect her future with her past. She also has a fantastic mix of traits—tough, smart, vulnerable, plus she’s kick ass! She is also uniquely different to other characters I have taken on previously. It's a lot of fun trying to get into Lara’s head and the challenge of getting to grips with such a physical role is an element of this project that I find an absolute thrill.”
There's no reason someone couldn't come along and make a kick-ass Tomb Raider movie. All the elements are there, you just gotta put 'em together in the right way. This version, which won't arrive until next March, seems to be on the right track (reminder: Walton Goggins is also in this movie, which is another big step in the right direction), so we're keeping our fingers crossed.
What do you guys think? Ready for a Tomb Raider reboot, or not so much?