Fans react to new Tomb Raider movie poster featuring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft

The Swedish actor is taking over the action role from Angelina Jolie

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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.

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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.

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…

But we’re still excited to catch the new Tomb Raider trailer, out tomorrow.

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Tomb Raider will be released in March 2018