Alicia Vikander Cast as Lara Croft in New Tomb Raider Movie

Hollywood has decided to take another crack at Tomb Raider, and they have cast Swedish actress Alicia Vikander in the title role. Vikander is a departure from the previous Croft, Angelina Jolie, who was older and — um — let’s say, more physically robust? But the new Tomb Raider film is based on the recent reboot of the video game franchise, which focuses on a younger, svelte, more clothed version of the British globe-trotting archaeologist.

Vikander is hot right now having co-starred in Ex Machina, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and The Danish Girl in recent years. The previous Tomb Raider films were not particularly well-received, so it will be interesting to see if the movie — like the video games before it — can reinvent Lara Croft for a more sophisticated and diverse audience.


Girls Read Comics – Nov. 18, 2017

One of the hardest things about reading comics is knowing where to start. Comics shops carry hundreds of titles and get dozens of issues in every week on new comic-book day. On top of that, many comics have complex mythologies and backstories that make it hard to just pick up any random issue and have a clue what is going on.

That’s why Heroic Girls recommends comics every week that are excellent “jumping on” points for new readers. Without further ado, here are our picks for the week of November 19, 2014.