It Looks Like Hayley Atwell Would Be Okay With Being Lara Croft, and We’re Also in Favor
Fact From the Vapor of Nuance
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.
It’s a role that Atwell has expressed intrest in… sort of. In the language of Twitter, anyway. For the past week she’s been regularly retweeting fans endorsing her for the role of Lara Croft.
Watched “Captain America” with Toshi over the weekend (his first time – mind blown) and now I’m onboard: @hayleyatwell for Lara Croft.
— Drew McWeeny (@DrewAtHitFix) April 16, 2013
The tomb raider herself is hopefully returning to the big screen with a reboot, backed by MGM and with writers and a producer attached. Additionally, folks in the production are open about how they’d like this version of the character to follow the recently rebooted video game franchise, not the previous films or games in the series.
— sam (@samtaztic) April 16, 2013
Atwell’s Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger was one of my favorite things about it, so I’d love to see the actress tackle the lead role in an action movie, especially one was potentially meaty as the rebooted Lara Croft. Keep your fingers crossed!
(via Comic Book Movie.)