Watch Vikander’s journey to becoming Lara Croft in this Tomb Raider featurette

Tomb Raider featurette - Alicia Vikander

It’s a double dose of Lara Croft tonight! After the release of trailer, Warner Bros also released a Tomb Raider featurette as well. In the featurette, we take a look at Alicia Vikander’s journey to becoming Lara Croft. The featurette uncovers everything from Vikander’s first exposure to the character to the strenuous training regiment that she went through. In case you were wondering, there were no mentions of the previous Tomb Raider films in this featurette. Check it out!

It’s crazy to see some of the training and stunt work that Vikander did in this film. It goes to show you that she is all-in on this and not treating it as another “video game movie”. Hopefully, this will break the curse that has seemingly plagued every single video game adaptation.

So what did you think of the Tomb Raider featurette? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below!

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen.  Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class.  Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone.  Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.

Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan.  But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous.  Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown.  If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.

Tomb Raider raids theaters on March 16, 2018.

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