Leaked on-set photos of Alicia Vikander as “Tomb Raider” heroine Lara Croft have fans buzzing, with people on Twitter calling the casting “perfect” and “true art.”
“Well done who cast Alicia Vikander for Lara Croft in the new movie. She looks exactly Lara Croft from
“I didn’t know what true art was until i saw Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft,” wrote another.
In April, the Oscar winner was cast as Lara Croft in the reboot. Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug (“The Wave”) is directing the action-adventure movie, which is based on the popular Eidos video games that have sold more than 35 million units worldwide. Dominic West and Walton Goggins also star.
The film will take a different path from two previous “Tomb Raider” films, which starred Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft and Jon Voight as her father. Vikander’s portrayal of Croft will be in the spirit of the video game series’ 2013 reboot, which also focused on Lara Croft’s origins and her first adventure as an archaeologist.
However, as soon as the on-set paparazzi photos shot on location in South Africa started going viral, there were inevitably a handful of haters not happy with Vikander’s casting.
I dont want Alicia Vikander to be Lara Croft ☹️
— Jules (@Julie_Hermans89) February 6, 2017
The reboot is set for a 2018 release.
See positive reactions to the photos below.
Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft?? How did I miss this news? I'm excited. What about you? ~jm https://t.co/OY9m4Q1Zyn
— Podthingy (@Podthingy) February 6, 2017
Alicia Vikander looks so good as Lara Croft I'm shook
— aly | trop spoilers (@thrvnduil) February 6, 2017
— Vincent (@Spartan_Undead_) February 6, 2017
I didn't know what true art was until i saw Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft pic.twitter.com/X3RllSUWlL
— Ellie (@vikanderous) February 6, 2017
alicia vikander as lara croft omg thats great casting
— kylah⁷ (@ughclairo) February 6, 2017
Alicia Vikander looks great as Lara Croft. Ripped right out of the 2013 reboot. Can't. Wait.
— Brianna Reeves (@PirateBL_R) February 6, 2017
ALICIA VIKANDER AS LARA CROFT SIGN ME TF UP
— M⚡️ (@anemicsoul) February 6, 2017
ALICIA VIKANDER AS LARA CROFT I'M SO READY
— rain ♡ (@rainhammoura) February 6, 2017
look at alicia vikander trending ww fucking shit up as lara croft YAS IM SO HERE FOR IT!!!
— nadya (@furiosuh) February 6, 2017