Lara Croft is back to set the silver screen on fire again, and this time she’s a teenager from East London. The 2018 Tomb Raider movie portrays Oscar-winnerAlicia Vikander as Lara Croft, the adventure-loving teen.
Only this time, instead of the rich heiress, the movie goes back seven years to a point when Lara plays the role of a bike-courier who just starts toying with the idea of solving the mystery of her father’s disappearance.
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Needless to say, this legendary character has seen many reboots, both in the gaming and the movie world. Whether she was the good ol’ archaeologist from the games or the no-nonsense survivor of the movies.
Based on the immense love that we have for this legendary character, we’ve rounded up some of the best Tomb Raider (2018) wallpapers both in HD and 4K. Join the excitement!
1. The Unstoppable
Did you know that the movie is based on Square Enix’s game, Rise of the Tomb Raider? In this game, the renowned crypt robber venture to Siberia to discover the ancient city of Kitezh.
2. Cliffhanger, eh?
The movie will actually show the life of Lara as a teen and her struggles. More importantly, it’ll show how did she earn the title of the legendary Tomb Raider.
Fun Fact: Did you know that Tomb Raider is one of the best-selling video games featuring a female heroine?
3. The Saga of Bows and Arrows
The role of Lord Richard Croft is played by none other than Dominic West. Mr. West is the recipient of the famed British Academy Television award. Joining the cast is Walton Goggins (as an archaeologist) and Daniel Wu.
Mr. Wu plays the role of a ship captain who befriends Lara Croft and helps her on her ship voyage.
4. The Bike Courier
Did you know that Lara Croft made her debut in 1996? This means that this adrenaline-loving character has been with us for around 22 years.
When the game was in development, the team had decided on a character from Amazon and was apparently named as Laura Cruz. However, as the game was meant for a UK audience, the name was later changed to Lara Croft.
5. Ready for Action
The badass action-loving explorer has a new set of weapons — a neat set of bow and arrows. What’s more, the writer of the movie is a lady, Geneva Robertson-Dworet. If you ask me, this was long overdue.
6. Of Crazy Adventures and Explorations
The 2018 reboot of the Tomb Raider game focuses more on the survival skills than the looks, and it seems the movie is following suit. Talk about good inspiration!
Did you know that the character of Lara Croft has been voiced by many women and they include, Shelley Blond, Judith Gibbins, Keeley Hawes, and Camilla Luddington?
7. Ready to Take on The World?
Tomb Raider is expected to explore the humane side of Lara Croft. Notice the cuts and bruises on her face and a bandage on her shoulder?
8. That Inherently Stubborn Spirit
Alicia Vikander underwent a series of physical training in order to play the role. It took her almost four months to build up the muscle for the role. Apparently, she can now lift her own bodyweight. Incredible, right?
9. The Legendary Lara Croft
Last but not the least, a look back into the 2001 movie that made Lara Croft what she is today. Played by Angelina Jolie, the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movie recorded one of the highest openings for a movie inspired by a video game.
All Set for the Action?
Surely you must be set for the new action. The Tomb Raider series was always about exploration, action and setting new limits of survival and this one will be no different. However, this time it’ll be a tad different as we’ll see a Lara Croft who has just realized her capacities to climb, fight, uncovering ancient artifacts while risking death in the process.
We all are excited, are you? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.