TOMB RAIDER 2 Storyboards Reveal A Planned Action Scene Paying Homage To 2001's LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER

TOMB RAIDER 2 Storyboards Reveal A Planned Action Scene Paying Homage To 2001's LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER

The planned Tomb Raider sequel starring Alicia Vikander has fallen apart, but we do now have some storyboards depicting a planned action sequence that was going to take place at Croft Manor. Check it out!

By JoshWilding - Sep 06, 2022 03:09 PM EST
Filed Under: Tomb Raider

We aren't getting MGM's planned Tomb Raider sequel, and that's down to MGM failing to get cameras rolling before losing the rights to the franchise. The last we heard, a bidding war had ensued with multiple studios looking to reboot the franchise, meaning Alicia Vikander's stint as Lara Croft has ended after just one movie.

Angelina Jolie at least lasted for two outings, and a sneak peek at an action sequence planned for the sequel may harken back to her 2001 debut as the iconic video game character. 

Artist Jake Lunt Davies recently took to Twitter (via to share storyboards depicting operatives infiltrating Croft Manor during a stormy evening. A similar sequence played out in 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, so we're assuming this was either a strange coincidence or a deliberate throwback to the character's first live-action appearance. 

At the end of 2018's Tomb Raider, we learned that a clandestine organisation called Trinity was targeting the adventurer, so we're assuming this may have been some sort of follow-up to that.

Also in that reboot's closing moments, Lara purchased her iconic duel pistols and also had her hair braided in the same way as Jolie's iteration of the character. While that franchise wasn't meant to serve as a prequel to those previous movies, we do wonder if the plan was to link the franchises together somehow seeing as the 2018 effort was very much an origin story. 

Regardless, we're now getting a new take on the character which promises to be worth keeping an eye on. It might be best to forego another origin story at this point, picking up with a Lara who is already a full-fledged explorer (which would obviously be more in line with the original video games).

Check out these newly revealed storyboards for Tomb Raider 2 below:

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GhostDog - 9/6/2022, 3:08 PM
Always loved that scene
ModHaterSLADE - 9/6/2022, 3:09 PM
Shame. I thought the first film was pretty slow at times, but thought Vikander was solid.
MasterMix - 9/6/2022, 3:11 PM
I prefer Angelina Jolie
Yuhio - 9/6/2022, 3:23 PM
@MasterMix - A true goddess.
DianaGohan - 9/6/2022, 3:13 PM
The 2018 Tomb Raider movie was based heavily on the 2013 Tomb Raider game which was a reboot that focused on Lara's origins first becoming a Tomb Raider. So no, this sequel wasn't going to have this be part of the Jolie continuity because obviously the movies were also a reboot like the game was and likely this bit was just going to homage something that happened in the movie but yeah that not really winding up happening. I'm not sure how much of a shame that was since though 2018 Tomb Raider wasn't bad it wasn't anything that great either and hell that ending teaser with Lara was literally in the trailer for the movie. Now granted some movies can get away with that sort of thing if the rest of it makes up for it but yeah Tomb Raider is no say Sonic the Hedgehog movie... who for starters was able to get a sequel, and so far is still the only video game movie to have a commercially AND critically successful sequel.
Origame - 9/6/2022, 3:47 PM
It'd be funny if they paid homage to the original by just having the modern Laura fight a robot.
suitekid - 9/6/2022, 4:59 PM
Rewatched the OG 2001 film the other day and while it had its charms I think the 2018 film is the superior movie by a wide margin. Neither movie is AMAZING though and the lead actress is far and away the best part of both movies.
suitekid - 9/6/2022, 5:00 PM
@suitekid - Also I’m upset we won’t get the sequel.
Fogs - 9/6/2022, 5:14 PM
2001 tomb raider was the only film I did QUIT. Just left the theater 20 min into the movie.
bkmeijer1 - 9/6/2022, 5:57 PM
Just like the first one, this movie probably would've recycled quite a few action pieces. To me those felt like a superficial attempt at "hey look, it's that cool moment from the game. Recognize it?"

Those moments are indeed cool, but kinda take away from a story that I think is actually good. Unlike the 2013 game, the 2018 movie actually had tomb raiding in the finale (and an emotional hook in the form of the dad being present).
ThorArms - 9/6/2022, 6:18 PM
The last one was fun, for a video game movie - kinda bummed we're not getting another one but oh well.
RitoRevolto - 9/6/2022, 10:29 PM
That home invasion scene from Angelina's first Tomb Raider is still so cool to this day.
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