Alicia Vikander will take on the role previously played by Angelina Jolie in a complete reboot of the franchise.
Alicia Vikander is Lara Croft, 'Tomb Raider' in the upcoming movie of the same name, which is rumoured to serve as the first film in a huge movie universe that could also include adaptations from video games 'Hitman', 'Just Cause', 'Thief' and 'Deus Ex'.
Alicia Vikander in character as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider
Rebooting the franchise for the big screen completely, Vikander will star alongside Dominic West, Daniel Wu and Walton Goggins and tell some of the earlier story of one of the most iconic female heroes the world has ever seen.
She's edged out rumoured favourite Daisy Ridley to land the role of the archaeologist-adventurer in the re-boot, tipped for late 2017.
The Swedish star, 27, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in last year’s critically acclaimed The Danish Girl, is to follow in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie in what The Hollywood Reporter describes as an origin story that tracks the computer game heroine’s first adventure.
Alicia Vikander is to take the role of Lara Croft in an upcoming 'Tomb Raider' re-boot
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Alison Carroll, Lara Croft and Tomb Raider Monday 11th August 2008 The new face of Lara Croft from the game Tomb Raider that is out in November, appears before the media for the first time at Pineapple Studios London, England
The film is almost half an hour longer than 'The Force Awakens'.
The actress will no doubt be returning for the long-running FX series.
The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.