The pandemic has taken a toll on another video game movie. This time, it’s the Tomb Raider movie sequel. This latest film, which would have been set after the 2018 reboot starring Alicia Vikander, was supposed to appear in theaters on March 19, 2021. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused many theaters to be closed for months and companies to alter schedules, MGM has delayed it. It now has no release date. [Thanks, The Wrap!]
The 2018 Tomb Raider was based on the rebooted games and drew from the 2013 game. Vikander played a younger version of Lara Croft who headed in search of Yamatai and Queen Himiko’s tomb after finding hints about both when looking in her missing father’s tomb. As one might expect, Trinity agents appeared, leading to Croft being involved in greater plots.
The sequel was first announced back in April 2019. This delay is an expected one. At the beginning of October 2020, Vikander told Entertainment Weekly that the pandemic delayed filming on the movie this year. When discussing future progress, she said, “We’re still in discussions about it, so I hope we can probably get to it next year.”
The Tomb Raider movie sequel no longer has a release date. The original movie reboot appeared in 2018.