I remember even as a teenager thinking Lara Croft: Tomb Raider was a terrible movie — and thankfully real, adult critics agreed. So the idea of yet another round of Tomb Raider films itself may not be exciting to youngsters or the people who were once youngsters and now call young people “youngsters.” It may, worse, even sound like a nail in the already-so-nail-filled coffin of mainstream filmmaking.
But if there’s a silver lining to be gleaned from more Tomb Raider films, it’s that rumor has it that they could be bringing more major work to Daisy Ridley, of sudden Star Wars: The Force Awakens fame. (Ridley currently doesn’t have any post-Star Wars projects listed on IMDB.) Deadline writes that they “understand” that Ridley is among a number of actors being considered for the role by Warner Bros and MGM, who’re partnering for the film. Of course, this means that nothing whatsoever is certain.
The video game series itself was recently rebooted with game developer Square Enix’s 2013 release of the game that depicted Croft’s very first archaeological mission, which was then followed by Rise Of The Tomb Raider. These depictions of a younger Lara Croft could of course influence the casting of a younger star, such as the 23-year-old Ridley. (Deadline also alleges that the new games gave momentum to the new films, which had been in development for years.)