For action movie fans, the early months of 2018 belonged to two movies: Black Panther and Avengers: Endgame. So you’d be forgiven for blanking on the most recent Tomb Raider adaptation, starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander, which came out in March.
It wasn’t a bad movie — it just wasn’t all that memorable. But Hollywood’s still hoping audiences want more.
Deadline reports that a script for Tomb Raider 2 is in the works from writer Amy Jump, best-known for her collaborations with director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers, A Field in England, High-Rise and Free Fire), adding that Vikander — who would presumably reprise her role as the globe-trotting Lara Croft — is on board with Jump’s take on the material.
Any other details, such as who would direct the film and when it might be released, are not yet known, but a script that excites the marquee star of an action franchise that Warner Bros. seems interested in keeping alive sounds like an encouraging first step for the sequel.