Tomb Raider sequel gets a 2021 release date, Ben Wheatley confirmed to direct
The sequel to Tomb Raider has been given a release date.
A second instalment of the action series, which starred Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, will arrive in cinemas on March 19th in 2021.
Ben Wheatley, director of Free Fire and High Rise, will take charge of the sequel. He takes over from Roar Uthuag, who stewarded the reboot.
Amy Jump, Wheatley's regular writing partner, is providing the script for the new movie. Production will begin on the sequel in early 2020.
Tomb Raider starred Vikander as Croft with The Wire's Dominic West in the role of her father, archaeologist Lord Richard Croft, the Earl of Abingdon and Walton Goggins and Daniel Wu in supporting roles.
Angelina Jolie starred as Croft in 2001's Tomb Raider and 2003's Tomb Raider: Cradle Of Life, before the series was rebooted with Vikander in the leading role.