Alicia Vikander has revealed that the sequel to her 2018 film Tomb Raider is currently in limbo.
The Swedish actress took over from Angelina Jolie as famous action heroine Lara Croft in the reboot of Roar Uthaug, and a sequel was soon put into development with Lovecraft Country showrunner Misha Green as writer. and director.
When asked for an update on the sequel in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Vikander admitted that she and Green are set to do the movie but are still waiting for it to get the green light from studio bosses.
“With the takeover of MGM and Amazon, I have no idea. Now it’s kind of a policy,” Vikander explained, referring to Amazon’s multi-billion dollar acquisition of MGM in march. “I think Misha and I were ready, so it’s kind of in someone else’s hands, to be honest.”
The Oscar-winning actress couldn’t “really say” much about Green’s vision for the sequel, but added, “I was thrilled to show the world. I love what she’s done with Lovecraft Country. “
The Danish Girl star previously told EW that plans to shoot the film fell apart due to the pandemic and have since stalled.
“I hope we go and do another movie,” she said. “It’s pretty amazing – we’re, like, the same age! I was like, ‘Oh, I’ve just been on Zoom with an extremely talented woman who I think has done an amazing job. It would be so amazing if we could go and make this really big asses movie together, kicking ass on camera and behind the camera, you know?”
The Tomb Raider video game series was first adapted into films, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life, in 2001 and 2003, with Jolie in the title role.