Daisy Ridley Eyed for Lead Role in Tomb Raider Reboot

daisy ridleyWith Tomb Raider back as a headlining franchise, it is no surprise that movie studios are looking to reboot the film series too. Among the actresses considered to play Lara Croft is Daisy Ridley.

In a report from Deadline, Warner Bros. and MGM had been developing a reboot for years. Thanks to Square Enix reinvigorating the project with Tomb Raider and its sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider, the movie is finally starting to take shape.

The original films starred Angelina Jolie and were very successful critically and commercially.

Apparently, Square Enix’s “younger take” on the character has shaped the direction of the new movie. While no official offer has been made yet, we can definitely see Ridley in the role of Lara Croft.  She has already proven to us in Star Wars: The Force Awakens that she can play a strong, charismatic protagonist.

We are quite pleased with the new direction video game movies are going these days. Both Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed look to be playing plenty of homage to their source material.

Square Enix has give the studios plenty of good source material for a reboot. If Daisy Ridley is on board with it, you can bet we’re going to be on board with it too. Hopefully we hear something sooner rather than later.

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