UPDATE: The longer in development sequel to Tomb Raider is officially dead as MGM has lost the rights to the franchise. Studios and streamers are now in a bidding war to acquire the rights and the role of Lara Croft is expected to be recast.
SOURCE: The Wrap
UPDATE: Director Misha Green updated the status of the Tomb Raider sequel revealing the working title to be Tomb Raider: Obsidian.
Still a long journey to production. Title’s not even approved. 🤫😜— Misha Green (@MishaGreen) May 14, 2021
But first draft finished!!! 🎉🥳🎊 #TombRaider pic.twitter.com/wrKVUubM6I
UPDATE: With production getting delayed because of the pandemic, director Ben Wheatley is no longer on board with the project. Misha Green (Lovecraft Country) has signed on to take over for Wheatley to write and direct Tomb Raider 2. Green confirmed the news on Twitter.
My fav from classic era is Legend & from survival era it’s a tie between Rise & Shadow. So I’m thinking something like:— Misha Green (@MishaGreen) January 25, 2021
*whispers* Who’s as excited as I am for a @TombRaiderMovie!?!? 🤑💃🏾🤩 #TombRaider
Academy Awards winner Alicia Vikander has been confirmed to return as Lara Croft in the follow-up to last year’s Tomb Raider, which grossed $274.7 million worldwide
MGM has hired Amy Jump (High-Rise, Free Fire) to start writing the script for Tomb Raider 2.
The last film followed closely to the hit Square Enix video game as a young Lara Croft went on a journey to the mystical island of Yamatai in search of answers to her father’s disappearance. If the next film use the same formula and adapt the second game in the prequel Croft series, Rise of the Tomb Raider, then the plot may see Lara traveling to Siberia in search of the legendary city of Kitezh.
The first film in the reboot series also co-starred Into The Badlands leading man Daniel Wu. No words yet on if Wu will join Vikander for the sequel.