‘Tomb Raider’ Voice Actress Responds to Movie Casting

By May 11, 2016

As a new wave of video game adaptations prepare to hit the big screen from Hollywood in the coming years, one of the most unpredictable is Warner Bros.’ Tomb Raider reboot, which following the disappointing and poor Angelina Jolie-led films, hopes to bring Lara Croft back to the film format in a manner actually worth of the iconic character and game franchise.

Just a few weeks ago as well, the movie found its newest Lara Croft in Academy award-winner, Alicia Vikander, which provided the film with a newfound level of promise that might not have been there before Vikander’s name was added to it.

However, many fans leading up to the casting announcement had suggested that Camilla Luddington play the character in the film, since she’s provided the voice and movements for Croft in the newly rebooted video game series as well, with the 2013 self-titled reboot and last year’s Rise of the Tomb Raider.

While recently speaking with EW as well, Luddington shared her thoughts on Vikander’s casting in the role:

“I feel like with any Lara Croft, someone is always taking over that role. Of course I would’ve loved to do the live-action movie version of it, but she’s Alicia and she’s amazing. So I’m excited to see her interpretation too of the game.”

As for continuing to play Croft in the games, Luddington added:

“I still feel very present within the gaming world, so it doesn’t feel like someone has taken the role from me. I’m excited to see somebody else to step into the boots and what they do for the role. There will always be new Laras.”

The film, which is set to be directed by Roar Uthaug, will apparently be taking a large number of elements from the Luddington-led games, after both the 2013 reboot and Rise were well-received by critics and gamers alike. I don’t see why there can’t be a game version of Croft and a film version of the character happening at the same time though, played by two different actresses. The two mediums require widely different performances from their respective actresses after all, so it might end up being better if the two versions remain separate. For now, at least.

The Tomb Raider reboot does not currently have an official release date.

Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable