Tomb Raider 2: Everything we know about movie sequel including delays

Emma Soteriou
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MGM has announced that Tomb Raider 2 is among the latest movies to be delayed due to the current crisis. Here’s everything we know about the sequel.

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The 2018 reboot of Tomb Raider – based on the video game – saw the return of protagonist Lara Croft to the big screen. But it wasn’t until the end of the movie that we saw Croft finally get her hands on her famous guns, looking set to continue her father’s work.

Though the movie received mixed reactions from fans, there is still plenty of anticipation to see what is in store for the character on her next adventure.

Lara Croft in Tomb Raider 2018
Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider (2018)

Tomb Raider 2 delays explained

Production on Tomb Raider 2 was originally intended to take place in 2020, with a planned release date of March 19, 2021.

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing global health crisis, the movie has been pushed back indefinitely, with no release date in sight.

Lara Croft in Tomb Raider
Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider (2018)

Cast and plot

Alicia Vikander will be returning as Lara Croft, joined by Kristin Scott Thomas as Ana Miller.

The rest of the cast is not yet confirmed, however, Graham King will be returning to produce the movie with his company, GK Films.

It was announced in 2019 that Ben Wheatley is set to direct the sequel, joined by his partner, Amy Jump, as a writer. The pair have collaborated before, having worked on Free Fire and Kill List together, amongst others.

In an interview with Polygon, Wheatley spoke about his plans for the sequel, saying it was “kind of in the mists of COVID at the moment in terms of what’s going on”.

Details of the movie’s plot are still unknown. The first movie was based on the 2013 game, so it’s likely that this will also apply to the sequel.

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