Since scoring an Oscar for her performance in the Danish Girl, Alicia Vikander has been on Hollywood's raider. From acting alongside Bradley Cooper in Burnt, to her emotional portrayal in the Light between two oceans, the Swedish-born actress has proved to be quite the chameleon - and her latest role in the re-make of Tomb Raider makes no exception.
Vikander will feature as protagonist Lara Croft, who was originally played by Angelina Jolie in the two action films based on the video-game. However, going by Warners Bros first released images of the new Croft - we can expect to see an entirely different take on the character.
Director Roar Uthaug explained to GQ.com about the difference in the films. "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," he explained. "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."
In the newly released images Vikander dons the iconic tank top and cargo pants, and looks insanely fit. "She brings great depth and humanity to this character, and great passion, while simultaneously delivering the intense physical action that the role demands. I'm very impressed by her dedication to the part and her tireless pursuit to get everything right," said Uthaug.
Tomb Raider will hit theatres March, 2018. And just quitely, we're already feeling the Oscar buzz!