LEGION Star Aubrey Plaza Is Open To Replacing Alicia Vikander As Lara Croft In Next TOMB RAIDER Reboot

LEGION Star Aubrey Plaza Is Open To Replacing Alicia Vikander As Lara Croft In Next TOMB RAIDER Reboot

We've been waiting for the uber-talented Aubrey Plaza to land a major blockbuster role, but could that be as Lara Croft in the next Tomb Raider movie? The Legion star definitely sounds open to the idea...

By JoshWilding - Aug 16, 2022 05:08 PM EST
Filed Under: Tomb Raider
Source: Newsweek (via ActioNewz.com)

We recently learned that MGM lost the rights to the Tomb Raider franchise after failing to get cameras rolling on a sequel. Now, Alicia Vikander is no longer set to continue playing Lara Croft as a bidding war ensues among studios for the right to reboot the video game property. While there's no word on who will be the new face of the franchise, we do know Vikander won't reprise the role.

As you may have heard, Parcs and Recreation and Legion star Aubrey Plaza recently appeared on The Tonight Show and recalled filmmaker Edgar Wright mistakenly believing she had been cast as the new Tomb Raider after seeing a shot of her in Emily the Criminal

Well, the actor has since spoken to Newsweek (via ActioNewz.com) and revealed that she's 100% open to the idea of being the next Lara Croft. "Look, I have no idea what the future holds for me, but I love it. It was so funny when [Wright] texted me that because I didn't realize how strikingly similar those photos are."

"Emily is carrying a purse strap and Lara Croft has a gun holster; those are very different," she recalled. "It's very weird and totally accidental, but I'll take it."

"I love action movies, and I don't discriminate against big movies or small movies," Plaza continued. "I love all kinds of movies. I would love it if somehow that turned into a real thing, but who knows, I have no idea. That's an iconic character. She's the original badass."

While Plaza would be an unexpected choice, we have to believe she could also be an awesome onel. It's too soon to say who will be cast as the iconic adventurer, of course, but if this actor isn't on the radar of at least a few of those studios, then we can't help but think it would be a major missed opportunity. 

Who do you think should star in the Tomb Raider reboot? Let us know down in the comments section.

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slickrickdesigns - 8/16/2022, 5:32 PM
If MTV’s Daria became Laura croft.
Shivermetimbers - 8/16/2022, 5:33 PM
Love her, but terrible casting.
DCasAhobby - 8/16/2022, 5:38 PM
I'm team Hailee Stienfeld for Lara Croft all day
McMurdo - 8/16/2022, 5:46 PM
Can't wait to see Emily the Criminal hope it's as good as it looks
NinnesMBC - 8/16/2022, 5:55 PM
She could do it and it would be a change of pace as well of trying something new in a role where she isn't a villain or chaotic character, but instead a hero.

If not her then maybe Rachel Zegler or Ana de Armas could also try it IMO.
AmazingFILMporg - 8/16/2022, 5:56 PM
If she talked about it then it's more than likely not happening 😐
Repian - 8/16/2022, 5:59 PM
I could see Aubrey as Amanda Evert. She is Lara's rival in Legend and underworld.
bkmeijer1 - 8/16/2022, 6:04 PM
@Repian - I was thinking Ana from Rise, but your idea is way better.

Kinda hoping to see a remaster or remake of the Legend trilogy one day.
Urubrodi - 8/16/2022, 6:09 PM
Great actress, but not for this role. MCU needs to add her in something before DC does.
dracula - 8/16/2022, 6:09 PM
Love Audrey

But dont see it
TheShape9859 - 8/16/2022, 6:33 PM
@dracula - who is Audrey?
kazuma - 8/16/2022, 6:10 PM
[frick] no. She's boring af to watch.
IcePyke - 8/16/2022, 6:22 PM
I love you Aubrey, but no.
Please... no.

GhostDog - 8/16/2022, 6:23 PM
Eh I think not
TheUnworthyThor - 8/16/2022, 6:27 PM
I’m just pissed that we are going to get a new Tomb Raider movie and it’s not going to be Alicia Vikander.
TheShape9859 - 8/16/2022, 6:34 PM
@TheUnworthyThor - her movie wasn't that great either. It was ok, but could have been better
TheUnworthyThor - 8/16/2022, 6:48 PM
@TheShape9859 - It might be my favorite video game movie ever, which obviously isn’t saying much, but regardless of how much I love the movie I love her way more.
ymk700 - 8/16/2022, 6:28 PM
Please, no... Aubrey Plaza is the worst actress. She plays the same character in every movie/show she's ever done.
CasualFanatic - 8/17/2022, 1:42 AM
@ymk700 - not saying she’s right for this role, but she broke my expectations of her with Legion. She is NOT a one note actor
ymk700 - 8/17/2022, 3:33 PM
She may not play the same character in every role, but she has the same blank stare in everything I've seen her in.

I don't know... maybe that's just the way her face is.
TheShape9859 - 8/16/2022, 6:34 PM
No...no thank you
99OPTIMISTPRIME - 8/16/2022, 6:35 PM
🤣Seriously though, Lily James is my top choice for Lara Croft.
SerKurtWagner - 8/16/2022, 6:36 PM
Don't really see her as Lara.

Mystique in the MCU, on the other hand, THAT I'd be on board with.
Santanaonfire - 8/16/2022, 6:57 PM
Big fan, but I don’t see her working well as Croft.
TheSuperMex - 8/16/2022, 6:59 PM
She doesn’t give me Lara Croft vibes.
PEDROM - 8/16/2022, 7:14 PM
Doctor Spectrum...?
bcom - 8/16/2022, 7:37 PM
To be honest, the only person I can see in the role is Daisy Ridley.
SonOfAGif - 8/16/2022, 7:52 PM
@bcom - Agreed!!!
JobinJ - 8/16/2022, 8:02 PM
We JUST HAD a Reboot. Jesus Christ. Are we out of original ideas for movies?
solskulldeath - 8/16/2022, 8:25 PM
Just get Alicia Vikander back as lara croft with another studio already. If they can't get Alicia,just go for older Lara croft with Hayley atwell
Lem1 - 8/16/2022, 9:40 PM
I like her! But not for Tomb Raider.
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