Tomb Raider News: Ben Wheatley To Tackle Sequel

After a rather mediocre response to the Tomb Raider reboot starring Alicia Vikander failed to capture critical or major box office success, no one was really sure what the plans were for a sequel. Well, it looks like the follow up is officially happening with Vikander reprising the role as the action hero. Deadline is reporting that the next entry in the franchise will be hitting cinemas on March 21st, 2021 as Lara Croft once again finds herself in another death defying adventure. With the announcement of the coming sequel, it was also reported that a new director is attached to the project. 

Ben Wheatley of High Rise, Free Fire, and Kill List will be taking on the project for the studio. This is a strange turn as Wheatley typically tackles more eclectic cinematic fare. Production is set to start in early 2020.