by Rebecca Pahle | 2:30 pm, October 27th, 2013
It’s October 28th already, and you don’t have a Halloween costume. But worry not, because we’ve got your back.
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by Rebecca Pahle | 2:30 pm, October 27th, 2013
by Susana Polo | 2:24 pm, August 1st, 2013
We already kind of expected this, since Gail Simone mentioned it when her gig writing comics that pick up where Tomb Raider left off was announced, but it’s nice to have official word. Phil Rogers, Square Enix CEO, has confirmed that the company is hard at work to a next generation sequel to this year’s reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. And it’s a good thing too, with that movie somewhere in production. Darrell Gallagher, studio head of Crystal Dynamics, chimed in today:
It’s still early days, so I’m afraid I can’t provide any further details for now save my assurance that we’re not resting on our laurels and acclaim from Tomb Raider’s recent successes, but working hard to raise the bar even higher and re-affirm the faith you’ve shown.
As a writer interested in seeing more lead female characters get their due, this news makes me happy. As a gamer, I want to shout “PUT IN MORE TOMBS.” And as the owner of a wallet, I suppose I’ll have to start assimilating the idea of purchasing a next generation console close to its actual release.
by Brooke Jaffe | 4:15 pm, July 19th, 2013
Awesome news of the day: Dark Horse is putting out a series that takes off where the most recent Tomb Raider game ended, and it’s being written by Gail Simone. Are you excited? We are excited.
Go under the cut for details about what to expect from the story, and when you can expect to see this project on the shelves of your local comic-book shop!READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 11:00 am, June 13th, 2013
That’s another box Marti Noxon can check off on her “awesome female characters I’ve written” Bingo card.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 2:01 pm, April 17th, 2013
Sometimes we talk about poorly sourced rumors here because they look very, very likely to be true. Sometimes we talk about things that may not be something that Hollywood is officially doing, or will ever officially do, because we very, very much want it to be something that happens.
You know, like Hayley Atwell returning to the nerd world as the lead in the Tomb Raider movie reboot currently in development.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 12:31 pm, March 28th, 2013
Convention harassment is just an off-shoot of regular, old harassment but seeing it invade your “safe space” can be tough to stomach. And some people have had enough. At PAX East this past weekend, a journalist (I use that term loosely) decided to interview a group of Lara Croft cosplayers at the new Tomb Raider video game booth. What followed was not a professional interview of fans but rather a chance to treat women in costume not as people, but as sex objects. The Mary Sue spoke with one of the cosplayers involved as well as PAX management about the situation – a situation we’re hearing about far too often these days.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 10:56 am, March 28th, 2013
Rumors of a Tomb Raider movie inspired more by the current reboot of the series in video games rather than the two previous installments of the movie franchise have been swirling for a few months now. The putative film had even acquired a production company and producer, GK Films, whose pedigree is anything but marked by big budget blockbuster shlock, what with Traffic, Argo, The Departed, Gangs of New York, and The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys. But the project crossed an important line yesterday by partnering with a larger distribution studio. With the involvement of MGM, this is now a film that will probably get made.READ MORE
by Becky Chambers | 12:32 pm, March 15th, 2013
There was a poignant article on Kotaku this week about a suicidal teenage boy, who found the inspiration he needed to turn his life around through none other than the rebooted Lara Croft. What inspired him the most, he explained, was not just her heroism, but her ability to act in the face of fear.
When I [saw] her commit her first kill, I watched as she started crying. I had never seen that in a Tomb Raider before. I was shocked. But she picked herself up quickly, I loved that she had so much bravery especially when she was scared the most.
I praised that aspect of the game in my review last week, but it later occurred to me that her portrayal as a frightened, flawed human being does not exist in a vacuum. When I think of the other protagonists we’ve seen in recent years, it seems that we’re in the middle of a cultural shift. Slowly but surely, we’re expanding our definition of what it means to be a hero.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 10:15 am, February 28th, 2013
The new Tomb Raider video game is set to be released March 5 and Crystal Dynamics thought you might want to get into the Lara Croft spirit by sporting some official merchandise while you play. Check out the comfy looking items them have up for grabs.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:30 pm, December 1st, 2012
As people who type for a living, we here at The Mary Sue can’t really afford to put really fun things on our nails. But that doesn’t mean we won’t “ooh” and “aah” at other people who do. We’ve featured KayleighOC’s nail art on the site before but realized she had a plethora of new styles you need to see.
(via KayleighOC)READ MORE