Alicia Vikander was due to return to the screens with Tomb Raider 2 in March 2021, but there is something strange about MGM’s release plan.
What happened to the Tomb Raider 2 with Alicia Vikander, expected in theaters in March 2021? We know what you are thinking: it will have been postponed forCoronavirus emergency, as usual. In reality the question is even more radical: examining the release calendar of the MGM, someone realized that the movie was completely skipped, removed. In fact, bearing in mind that these moderately complex feature films are shot a year before release, and that this year was useless for Covid-19, simply not a single take was hit. Tomb Raider 2 does not exist.
MGM has just postponed the release of the biopic Respect on Aretha Franklin played by Jennifer Hudson, from January to August 2021, but in this period all of her executives cross their fingers over the fate of No Time to Die, the new James Bond starring Daniel Craig that we hope to see on April 2nd.
Tomb Raider 2 with Alicia Vikander has lost its director?
As for Tomb Raider 2, it is of course possible that the project was only postponed, but not a little: the designated director, Ben Wheatley, it has in fact moved to the Shark sequel – The First Shark, on behalf of Warner Bros. Curiously, at the announcement of this assignment, no one officially commented on the plausible change of direction for Tomb Raider 2. Under these difficult circumstances, it is not impossible that the film was deleted, or that it is being rethought in an original way streaming, if not of TV series (this is our total gamble, but we wouldn’t see Lara Croft’s adventures out of place in that context).
The first Tomb Raider with Alicia Vikander, costing 94 million dollars, he saved himself from the flop due to the broken headphone, taking home 275 million thanks to the unexpected enthusiasm of the Chinese public, who contributed to the total with 78 million.