Alicia Vikander’s Tomb Raider 2 is pulled away from its release date on March 19, 2021. MGM Studios has announced a series of new release dates for various projects, and among them, they reveal that Tomb Raider 2, will not be coming to theatres anytime soon. The studio has also delayed its Aretha Franklin biopic Respect from January 15, 2021, to August 13, 2021.
Alicia Vikander will be returning as Lara Croft with director Ben Wheatley who directed Netflix’s recent adaptation of “Rebecca”, is poised to direct. Graham King is producing the movie under the GK Films banner and Amy Jump is writing the script for the film. The first part of Tomb Raider got mixed reviews and made up a gross collection of $274 million. It said about the story of Lara Croft, the fiercely courageous and independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished years earlier. The 2018 “Tomb Raider” starred Alicia Vikander alongside Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu and Kristin Scott Thomas.
The delay isn’t a huge surprise given that the sequel hasn’t even begun filming yet. “Rebecca,” director says “Nothing’s going on at the moment,” he said of the project. “It’s all a bit quiet on that front.”
Rumours had begun to come up that the story would combine elements from the video games “Rise of the Tomb Raider” and “Shadow of the Tomb Raider”. The movie lovers along with Alicia’s fans are eagerly waiting for the updates.