New Director and Release Date Announced for Alicia Vikander's Tomb Raider Sequel


According to Deadline, the untitled sequel (written by Free Fire's Amy Jump) has landed director Ben Wheatley (taking over for the original's Roar Uthaug) and will be aiming for a release date of March 19, 2021.

Wheatley is the director of the action films "Free Fire" and "High-Rise". Joining Wheatley on the next movie is screenwriter Amy Jump and producers Graham King and Elizabeth Cantillon. Either way anything from the proven dynamic duo is welcome from us here at Screen Anarchy.

Ben Wheatley will direct MGM's upcoming Tomb Raider sequel, according to Deadline.

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The end of the original Tomb Raider saw Lara, having overcome the (second) death of her father and escaped the clutches of Trinity, return to London. The pair have a remake of Hitchcock's Rebecca in post-production and an action/horror film called Freak Shift in pre-production.

Featured image: Warner Bros. Alicia Vikander is reprising her role as the treasure-hunting action heroine Lara Croft. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name Tomb Raider.

Vikander first took the helm of the film franchise past year in Tomb Raider, which was directed by Roar Uthaug and grossed $275 million. However, while 2018's Tomb Raider had weak box office here in the USA, it did gangbusters overseas, ultimately making almost as much in worldwide total as Jolie's first. We also enjoyed the game stating in our review "A reassuringly solid trilogy third act, Shadow of the Tomb Raider will certainly prove familiar".