TOMB RAIDER 2 Will Reportedly Start Shooting Soon; Sequel Might Feature More "Supernatural Elements"
Although the recent reboot of the Tomb Raider movie series didn't manage to live up to Warner Bros.' box-office expectations, the 2018 flick is officially getting a sequel — as production on the film is currently expected to begin this spring.
According to Geek Vibes Nation, the sequel — with Alicia Vikander returning as Lara Croft — will start shooting in April. Reportedly, filming will take place mostly in England, Finland, Beijing and South Africa.
As revealed by the website, Tomb Raider 2 will feature more "supernatural elements" than the first movie. Apparently, the sequel will be heavily inspired by Crystal Dynamics' Rise of the Tomb Raider and Eidos Montreal's Shadow of the Tomb Raider — the last main entry in the long-running game franchise.
Directed by Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Free Fire), Tomb Raider 2 will be released in the US on March 19, 2021.
As a reminder, the first quarter of next year will bring us not only a brand-new Tomb Raider, but also the long-delayed Uncharted flick (debuting March 5) and the Mortal Kombat reboot (releasing January 15).
Tomb Raider made ~$270 million at the global box office, becoming one of the biggest video game movies of all time — but its domestic haul of $58 million was a far cry from Angelina Jolie's first take on Ms. Croft.