Big screen Lara Croft has a brand new look. Far from Angelina Jolie’s skin-tight lycra, the newly-released poster for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot shows Alicia Vikander as a far more functional archaeologist-adventurer. No dual pistols. No pouting lips. The new beat-up Croft is simply equipped with everyday clothes, a climbing axe and a very determined look on her face.
As well as revealing the film’s release date (March 2018), the moody poster has given fans hope the Tomb Raider video game series will finally translate into a gritty and critically-appraised film.
I keep letting video game movies get close to me, and then I get hurt… But I'll see this Tomb Raider reboot. https://t.co/gzNRTiFyIE— Britton Peele (@BrittonPeele) September 18, 2017
Plz let Tomb Raider be the first good movie based on a video game franchise.
— Jake ? (@TheJakeMan731) September 18, 2017
Although some feel it could have stayed more faithful to its video game source material…
And many are wondering if the poster possibly elongates Vikander’s neck a little too much…
is it just me or is there something off about the proportions on that Tomb Raider poster pic.twitter.com/wQG0SuVey9— lex croucher 💀 pre-order REPUTATION (@lexcanroar) September 18, 2017
New Tomb Raider film looks good pic.twitter.com/iEqZDDLjkL— BURNS (@TheSteveBurnio) September 18, 2017
Anybody else notice the horrible Photoshop job on the Tomb Raider poster? Left: Theirs Right: My fix up. pic.twitter.com/BSVjOVu2d3— Mike Mika (@MikeJMika) September 18, 2017
I think Tomb Raider's poster looks just fine. pic.twitter.com/UH7dXgTXqp— Darryn Bonthuys (@Darrangedd) September 19, 2017
But we’re still excited to catch the new Tomb Raider trailer, out tomorrow.
Tomb Raider will be released in March 2018