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.
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.