There was a lot of excitement when it was announced that Lovecraft Country‘s Misha Green was hired to not only write but also direct the sequel to 2018’s Tomb Raider reboot. Alicia Vikander was set to return as well, but the project has seemingly gone silent. While Vikander has been busy since, especially with the HBO series Irma Vep, she got a chance to sit down with Entertainment Weekly and reveal that the sequel is currently in limbo.
With the MGM and Amazon buyout, I have no clue. Now it’s kind of politics. I think Misha and I have been ready, so it’s kind of in somebody else’s hands, to be honest. I’ve been excited to show the world. I love what she’s done with Lovecraft Country.Alicia Vikander
There are a lot of questions in regards to why there has been no movement on the project. This statement by Vikander is our first real insight into what has led to it getting delayed indefinitely. As long as the MGM deal isn’t fully finalized, it seems quite unlikely we’ll get any update on the project. There’s also the possibility that they’ll simply pass on the project, as the first entry didn’t really light up the box office.
Tomb Raider is one of gaming’s most iconic franchises and Angeline Jolie made it one of gaming’s most-successful ventures on the silver screen. While we’re currently in a renaissance for live-action adaptations from the medium, it’s strange that they aren’t using the opportunity to also continue the franchise. Green’s vision likely would’ve breathed a new fresh life into the project but we’ll have to wait a little longer until we get an update.
Source: Entertainment Weekly