Lara Croft, the heroine of the game Tomb Raider, which was originally released for PC, Sega Saturn and Playstation, quickly became a video game icon in 1996. And in the accompanying music video for Die Ärzte’s 1998 hit “Men Are Pigs,” Lara Croft suddenly became known to an even wider audience in Germany. As a female mix of Indiana Jones and James Bond, she suddenly found herself on a par with Mario and Sonic.
After Tomb Raider: This is what happened with Lara Croft
In the last 27 years, 12 main games, various spin-offs for handheld consoles such as the Game Boy Advance, mobile phone games, comics, novels and three movies have been released – including Angelina Jolie in the lead role. Although it is in the year 2013 There was a comprehensive reboot of the series, and despite their quality, the Tomb Raider games are no longer among the big blockbuster titles. Also the last movie from 2018 Oscar winner Alicia Vikander did not become the big blockbuster that we had hoped for.
Nevertheless, Netflix is determined to release a Tomb Raider series next year. Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft was first announced by the streaming giant in early 2021. The eagerly awaited look of the animated series has now been revealed in a first teaser trailer.
When will the new Tomb Raider series with Lara Croft come to Netflix?
The events of the series are intended to follow the events of the recent Tomb Raider trilogy on Playstation and Xbox. Lara Croft is voiced by none other than Marvel star Hayley Atwell. The British actress not only portrayed Agent Peggy Carter alongside Chris Evans as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This year she starred alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1.
Netflix has already had good experiences with animated series based on video games. Castlevania or League of Legends (Arcane) and Cyberpunk 2077 (Edgerunners) have already been successfully adapted.
Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft should be shown on Netflix in 2024. Did you play the first titles on the first Playstation or the Saturn? Do you want a new part of the game series? How do you find her the look of the Tomb Raider series on Netflix? Please let us know in the comments.
What: The Hollywood Reporter