Alicia Vikander As 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider': First Look Images

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Alicia Vikander could have chosen a more serious role as a follow-up to her Oscar-winning performance in "The Danish Girl". She already tried her hand as a mysterious robot in the movie "Ex-Machina", but Vikander chose to wear the iconic cargo pants and a tank top as the lead star of the video game series turned movie franchise "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider".

"Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" is an action-adventure video game series developed by Core Design in 1993. The video game has more than 58 million copies sold worldwide and has been recognized by the Guinness World Records. It was made into a movie in 2001 with Angelina Jolie in the lead role. The English archaeologist Lara Croft, now played by Vikander, has continued to become one of the most exciting female characters online and on the big screen.

The Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" movie franchise continued to rule the online and the movie world from 2011 to 2007. Croft went on to explore the world to look for artifacts that could be hidden among the tombs and other hostile environments. The first images of the latest movie in the franchise showed Vikander as the lead star with a new motivation that can be traced back to her past, according to Vanity Fair.

The latest images for "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" the movie showed the 21-year old Croft, now played by Vikander. She refused to take on the business empire after her father's disappearance but instead worked as a London bike courier. She then traveled somewhere in Japan to investigate a tomb where her father was last seen prior to his disappearance.

Vikander said she got really excited when she was first asked to take on the role of Croft, according to Vanity Fair. She said it is easy for modern women to identify with the iconic character in the "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider". She is not only adventurous but she also has a sharp mind which would help her in her adventures.

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