Alicia Vikander will debut as the new Lara Croft in Tomb Raider in 2018.
The Swedish actress, who is currently dating Irish-German actor Michael Fassbender, will take over Angelina Jolie’s coveted role as the fictional female badass.
According to Variety, Warner Bros. and MGM have dated Alicia Vikander’s Tomb Raider for March 16, 2018.
MGM and Warner Bros, who are co-producing the film, acquired the rights from GK Films – who previously purchased the film rights in 2011 from Square Enix Ltd.
New face: Alicia will take over from Angelina | PARAMOUNT
The first Tomb Raider game was published in 1996 by video game company Eidos, and soon became one of the most successful video games of all time, selling over 45 million copies worldwide.
Paramount’s two Tomb Raider films, starring Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft, were released in 2001 and 2003 and brought in $432 million worldwide.
The news comes after Alicia bagged an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Danish Girl.
Meanwhile, Alicia is gearing up for the release of The Light Between Oceans, which she stars in alongside boyfriend Michael Fassbender.