MGM loses rights to ‘Tomb Raider’ movie sequel

While Tomb Raider fans are waiting bitterly for remakes or remasters of the classic Tomb Raider games, especially for consoles like Playstation or Xbox, the next bad news has dropped in: MGM, the film studio behind the successful 2018 Tomb Raider movie starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander, has lost the rights to a sequel to the film series.

Alicia Vikander in Tomb Raider (2018)

Just last year, Misha Green was hired as the new director and writer for the highly anticipated film sequel starring Alicia Vikander once again as Lara Croft. The reboot film series was supposed to get its sequel this way. This will now no longer happen. After MGM lost the film rights, not only a big fight for those rights began in Hollywood. A recasting was also decided – which means that Alicia will probably not step into Lara Croft‘s boots again. The rights to the film are now back in the hands of game developer Crystal Dynamics.

According to rumors, a “complete reboot” is now reportedly planned, with multiple movie studios set to engage in a frenzied bidding war for the popular franchise.

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