Rumor: Untitled 2017 Warner Bros. Event Film Revealed?

By April 8, 2016

Just a few days ago, Warner Bros. made some big moves with their release slate for the next few years, including pushing the standalone Wonder Woman movie up three weeks, and delaying Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book: Origins back a year. In addition though, the studio also announced the release dates for three mystery movies, including two DC movies, and one Untitled WB Event Film, with no word coming on what the three films could be.

According to a new report from Heroic Hollywood though, it sounds like we may know what the non-DC event film could be, that took the place of Jungle Book: Origins.

The report states that the film could be the studio’s Tomb Raider reboot, which has been heavily in development for some time now, after recently landing its director. The film, which will apparently be titled The Tomb Raider, will hopefully kickstart the franchise onscreen for the first time, after two previously disappointing, Angelina Jolie-led installments.

Before I continue though, I should note that this is just a rumor for the time being and should be taken with a very large grain of salt, but with that being said, over the past few weeks it’s been heavily rumored that The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley is being eyed by the studio as the lead of the film, with the actress herself even coming out and voicing her enthusiasm for the possibility. So while nothing is official yet, and Ridley has more than just a packed schedule with her work on the Star Wars films, it’s seeming more and more like Ridley could be our newest Lara Croft, which would make even more sense then, if WB wanted to get the film out by the end of next year as well to capitalize on her current starpower.

There’s really no reason why the Tomb Raider franchise couldn’t make for successful film adaptations too, and with both Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed hoping to break the video game adaptation curse this year, it might be in Warner Bros.’ best interest to try and strike while the iron is hot, so to say. If they managed to get Ridley signed on for the role as well, sometime in the near future, I wouldn’t be surprised if the 2017 release date does end up belonging to this film. We’ll have to wait and see.

If this rumor is true, then The Tomb Raider will hit theatres on October 6th, 2017.

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