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    Alicia Vikander Takes on Role of Lara Croft

    laralarge.pngAfter years of delays and endless searching, Hollywood has finally found the woman talented enough to fill out Lara Croft's hefty singlet!

    Following over seven years of deliberation, Warner Bros. and MGM have finally settled on OSCAR winner and last year's breakthrough star Alicia Vikander as the one for the role. Vikander, who rose to prominence in her roles last year in Ex Machina, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and The Danish Girl, beat out fan favourite and the biggest contender for the role, Star Wars' Daisy Ridley. According to Variety, though, Vikander was always the studio's top choice, and they were simply waiting on a new draft of the script before confirming her for the role.

    Confirmed alongside Vikander was director Roar Uthaug, who has previously only directed films released in his native Norway. According to Uthaug, the film will discard the universe established in Angelina Jolie's two-film series in order to reboot the character in the vein of Square Enix's latest two series of games. Like the character in those games, Vikander's Croft is intended to feel "like a real human being."

    A third Tomb Raider film was put into production as soon as the last one, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life was released in 2003. Originally, a third film featuring Jolie was set to be released, but was cancelled when the actress expressed no desire to continue with the franchise. After Jolie officially dropped out of the role, rumours of a third adaptation started circling in 2007, and were officially confirmed in 2009 with Megan Fox considered for the lead role. After Fox, Olivia Wilde and (oddly) Kristen Stewart turned the film down, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Peyton List, Nina Dobrev, Jaimie Alexander, Lyndsy Fonseca, Hayley Atwell, Kaya Scodelario and Sharni Vinson were all looked at as well, before the film was delayed even further. Last year, a new script was completed and Vikander, Ridley, Cara Delevigne, Emilia Clarke and Saoirse Ronan all vyed for the role, with Vikander ultimately successful.

    Not content with just one action franchise, Vikander will have her plate full this year as she shoots not only Tomb Raider but also the upcoming fifth Bourne movie, co-starring original lead actor Matt Damon.

    What do you think of your new Lara Croft? Are you interested to see what Vikander can do, or would you prefer to see Angelina return in the role? Let us know your thoughts after the jump!

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    35 minutes ago, Countess said:

    Agreed. :'( Why is she happy to do another redundant sequel to Maleficent but not this?

    I think she got some backlash for Tomb Raider and fans weren't satisfied with those movies. I am not into games, but these movies were really great!

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    Angelina looked like the old Lara but yeah the movies were bad in comparison to the games a lot of stuff was left out and not because the difference of time, it was like another story.

    This girl looks like the new Lara so I'm willing to give her a chance.

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    9 hours ago, Tweener said:

    I think she got some backlash for Tomb Raider and fans weren't satisfied with those movies. I am not into games, but these movies were really great!

    Ugh, the fans are stupid. :vacuum: It's not like the original games were works of art to begin with, it was literally just a sexy girl with choppy boobs running around tombs.

    5 hours ago, Baby V Alex said:

    Angelina looked like the old Lara but yeah the movies were bad in comparison to the games a lot of stuff was left out and not because the difference of time, it was like another story.

    This girl looks like the new Lara so I'm willing to give her a chance.

    What are your thoughts on the old series vs. the new series? Do you like the more human Lara or the sex goddess version? I like both but I kinda miss the fun, irreverent nature of the original series. :'( 

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    20 minutes ago, Countess said:

    Ugh, the fans are stupid. :vacuum: It's not like the original games were works of art to begin with, it was literally just a sexy girl with choppy boobs running around tombs.

    What are your thoughts on the old series vs. the new series? Do you like the more human Lara or the sex goddess version? I like both but I kinda miss the fun, irreverent nature of the original series. :'( 

    I love the development she is getting, you see a broken Lara and how she becomes the sex goddess of the old games, I hope the third installment of this new trilogy (if it is) it's the middle point between the two. But sis you need to watch DK1Games let's play of the games all that sass and sarcasm is amazing.

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    On 4/30/2016 at 1:22 PM, Baby V Alex said:

    I love the development she is getting, you see a broken Lara and how she becomes the sex goddess of the old games, I hope the third installment of this new trilogy (if it is) it's the middle point between the two. But sis you need to watch DK1Games let's play of the games all that sass and sarcasm is amazing.

    But I don't wanna spoil it before I've played the games! I played like half of the first one but I felt the pacing was kinda off so I gave up after a while. And the second one still isn't out on PS4. :vacuum: The only Let's Player I used to watch was TheGamingGay but he's disappeared from the Internet now. :'( 

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