‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot: Lara Croft Leaps Into Action in New Trailer

Lauren Gallaway
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The newest trailer for Tomb Raider is here and it features a killer soundtrack. Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) is buff, fierce and determinded to finish her father’s work in uncovering the secrets of a tomb called the “Mother of Death.” While the first trailer introduced this premise, the new trailer expands on it — especially how dangerous the tomb really is. Lara wickedly wields her iconic ice axes in the new film, a tool she used regularly in the 2013 Tomb Raider game. She’s also quite handy with a bow and arrow.

She’s A Survivor

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Lara Croft leaps off boats, trees and bridges.

The new trailer shows a young Lara hoping to follow in her father’s (Dominic West) footsteps. After he goes missing and is presumed dead, Lara goes on a mission to discovery his fate. She lands on a remote island and learns, via video messages left by her father, of an organization called Trinity, which is “looking to start a global genocide.”

The official Tomb Raider description:

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death. Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who–against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit–must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.

Tomb Raider opens March 16 and stars Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, Daniel Wu as Lu Ren, Dominic West as Lord Richard Croft, Kristin Scott Thomas as Ana Miller and Walter Goggins as the villain and head of Trinity, Mathias.

Lauren Gallaway
TV editor at FANDOM. Creator of The Marvel Report. Journalist, Comic-Con reporter, Podcaster.
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