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ALICIA VIKANDER ON TOMB RAIDER SEQUEL WOES

Tomb Raider star and Academy Award-winning actress Alicia Vikander has told Variety she was crushed when plans for a Tomb Raider sequel did not materialise and says she would be interested in reprising her role as Lara Croft in future.

"I thought we were very much [good to go]; we had a director and writer. But yeah, for me, that was another one of those childhood dreams - to portray an action character was awesome, and beyond what I ever thought I would do. And I think the physical part is something that I really enjoyed. So, yeah, if another opportunity like that came again, I'll be interested." Alicia Vikander told Variety.

The sequel to the Tomb Raider motion picture reboot has been mired in controversy since first being revealed. Misha Green replaced Ben Wheatley at the helm with Alicia Vikander onboard to reprise her role as Lara Croft. MGM subsequently lost the film rights, sparking a bidding war for the IP. Amazon has since reportedly won a massive rights deal for the Lara Croft-helmed franchise with a TV series and film planned.

Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider