Alicia Vikander’s version of Lara Croft looks identical to the character in the rebooted Tomb Raider video games. The film’s costume re-creates the grimy jeans and tank top combo, but also nails the little details: arrow quivers rise behind her shoulder, a bandage staunches a wound on her right arm, a second belt does whatever a second belt is supposed to do.
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The Tomb Raider video game reboot has been largely praised for retaining the series’s strong and smart female lead character, while shedding the franchise’s instinct to objectify her at every opportunity. The new film stills are paired with an interview at GQ, in which Vikander speaks briefly about how the film is similar and different from the games.
We drew a lot of inspiration and reference from the game and the entire Tomb Raider canon to develop our world, and I believe fans will recognize that. At the same time, this is a completely different theatrical approach to Lara Croft that will offer something new in the origin and development of the character. It’s a story that not only highlights her incredible physical accomplishments but delves deeper into her humanity.
Vikander goes into greater detail about how the film is a new origin story for the character. It’s a short and interesting interview, making it nice a bit of lunch break reading.