Here are the first photos of Alicia Vikander’s iteration of Lara Croft—the scintillatingly proportioned Tomb Raider-franchise heroine, video game character, movie star and object of fantasy for gamers dating back more than two decades.
From the looks of things, the 28-year-old Oscar-winning Swedish actress is actively nailing the role, committing to stunts and appearing purposefully weathered as the adventurous antiquarian of the famed gaming franchise. Also signed on to the production are actors Daniel Wu, Dominic West and Walter Goggins.
While many might recall the era of Angelina Jolie starring as Croft in two early-2000s flicks based on the video game, we’re clearly in for a treat with Vikander portraying the titular archaeologist. And hopefully, it’ll be worth the wait to see Vikander’s turn with the character: the movie, which is currently in production, is slated for a March 16, 2018 release.