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First look! Alicia Vikander IS Lara Croft in new Tomb Raider images


Angelina who? It's all about Alicia Vikander in these behind the scenes Tomb Raider shots, as the Oscar-winning star of The Danish Girl steps into the PlayStation icon's shoes for a whole new reboot. Check them out below.

Directed by The Wave filmmaker Roar Uthaug, Warner's take on the classic video game franchise stars Vikander as the plucky archaeologist/adventurer who makes the journey to an uncharted Chinese island. However in a neat twist Lara is initially working as a bike courier in London, her journey to the far side of the world prompted by her father's mysterious disappearance.

"I think people can identify with her for lots of different reasons, but for me I very much see her as a model for many young women," Vikander tells Vanity Fair. "She’s trying to carve out her place in the world and connect her future with her past. She also has a fantastic mix of traits—tough, smart, vulnerable, plus she’s kick ass! She is also uniquely different to other characters I have taken on previously. It’s a lot of fun trying to get into Lara’s head and the challenge of getting to grips with such a physical role is an element of this project that I find an absolute thrill."

Co-starring Walton Goggins, Dominic West and Daniel Wu, Tomb Raider is revealed to the world on 16th March 2018. Excited? Let us know @Cineworld.