Believe it or not its really happening!
Tomb Raider 2 is occurring (despite our questions over it) with some energizing individuals appended to it.
Ben Wheatley – liable for cult British motion pictures like Kill List and High-Rise – is taking over from Roar Uthaug as the executive, with Amy Jump employed to compose the content for the continuation because Alicia Vikander enjoyed Jump’s composition.
The follow-up to the 2018 reboot was even given a release date of ahead of schedule one year from now, however, we incline that it will be postponed like so many movies and tv shows.
When will Tomb Raider 2 arrive?
When Wheatley was confirmed as director, the sequel was given a release date of March 19, 2021, and that’s still the case, for now.
However, due to the current global situation, the movie still hasn’t started filming as of June 2020. Even if filming starts in July as things start going back to ‘normal’, it’s unlikely that the movie will be ready for March 2021.
There was just over a year between the first movie filming and its release in March 2018, so a similar timescale could point to a release in late 2021. If they want to stick to a March release though, fans might have to wait until March 2022.
This is purely speculation on our part, for now, so we won’t know anything for sure until we get an update on the filming schedule.
Who’s coming back for Tomb Raider 2?
Alicia Vikander will be back as Lara Croft, but elsewhere it’s not as obvious who will return. If the sequel picks up from the first movie’s ending (more on that in a bit), we can expect Kristin Scott Thomas to return as Ana Miller. Dominic West is unlikely to come back as Lara’s father Lord Richard Croft after he sacrificed himself to save his daughter, while villain Mathias Vogel (Walton Goggins) also died in the first movie. Maybe Daniel Wu will be back as Lu Ren, the ship captain who helped Lara find her father and escape from Yamatai. If Vikander had her way, maybe we’ll also see a meta cameo from Angelina Jolie: “I wouldn’t mind! I adore Angelina, so we’ll see… We should ask.”
What will Tomb Raider 2 be about?
After Lara saved the world and stopped the deadly virus escaping the tomb, she returned to London and accepted her place in her father’s company. However, she soon discovered that Trinity – the group that wanted to release the virus – was directly tied to Croft Holdings through Trinity’s parent company Patna. Ana Miller, the business partner of Lara’s father, is the head of Patna, and Lara figures out that Ana was working with Vogel and Trinity throughout their whole scheme.
So the credits scene sees Lara buy the iconic twin guns from the video game, determined to carry on her father’s work to stop Trinity.
Whether the sequel continues this thread of Lara’s battle against Trinity remains to be seen, but there’s also the opportunity for the sequel to just set up a new tomb and mission for Lara, completely detached from the original movie.