The sequel to the 2018 Tomb Raider movie has a new director. Misha Green, the creator of the Lovecraft Country and Undergroundseries, has become its director. She will also write the script for the sequel of Lara Croft's adventures. Alicia Vikander will play the main role again.
This will be the first feature film directed by Green, who made her directorial debut with Jig-a-Bobo, the eighth episode of Lovecraft Country. As of now, there's no word on when Tomb Raider 2 will hit the screens.
Green's involvement comes as a surprise. The movie was announced in 2019. At that time, Ben Wheatley was to be the director and his wife Amy Jump was to be the screenwriter. It was scheduled to premiere on March 19, this year. However, the coronavirus pandemic meant that shooting didn't get off the ground. A few months ago it was announced that the production would not be released on the aforementioned date. The fact that no new date was provided at the time caused fans' concern.
The change was probably forced by the fact that in the meantime Ben Wheatley became the director of Meg 2. The filming is supposed to start in the middle of the year, so if the creator was to take care of Tomb Raider 2 as well, the production of this film would have to start much later than planned.
We don't know whether Misha Green will use the script prepared by Amy Jump. The director is used to creating her own plots, so we wouldn't be surprised if she decides to start from scratch.
When announcing her engagement, Green revealed that her favorite of the classic game series is Tomb Raider: Legends, but she enjoys Rise of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of the Tomb Raider from the rebooted series just as much.
- Tomb Raider movie - official website