And the new Lara Croft is…

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    It looks like Angelina Jolie is officially saying goodbye to Lara Croft, as it turns out Tomb Raider is getting a reboot. And, according to Star Wars‘ star Daisy Ridley, she is *officially* in talks to take on the lead role.

    ‘I’m waiting for someone to say “I want you, let’s do it”‘, admitting to reporters at the Jameson Empire Awards in March 2016 that she has been in ‘conversations’ for the iconic role.

    Though Daisy is busy headlining the billion-dollar franchise that is Star Wars, the actress revealed she’d be happy to ‘fill up’ her calendar should she be offered Lara.

    And despite not bagging the role yet, her Star Wars co-star John Boyega is already Team Daisy, saying at the Empire Awards, ‘I played Tomb Raider the game, it’s a new take and I think the movies are going to be based on that version. But I texted Daisy and was like, “This is you!” and, “You need to get on that because you could be Lara Croft.” She should be.’

    We couldn’t agree more.

    A new version of the original 2001 film – and of course the sooo 90s video game-  the new film is set to tell the story of young archaeology student Lara Croft, as she starts on her path to becoming a famed adventurer and all-around badass chick. So it’s sort of a prequel, right?

    Lara Croft Tomb Raider Daisy Ridley

    Daisy Ridley

    Though no script has been written yet, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Snow White And The Hunstman writer Evan Daugherty is set to write, while Norwegian director Roar Uthang will helm the flick.

    After rising actress Daisy’s star turn in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it’s easy to see why she’s number one on the studio’s list. Considering she’s taken on a whole galactic empire, fought a few lightsaber battles and helped the major film franchise pull in over $2 billion in the process, her CV is full of kick-ass achievements…

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    With Mary Poppins recently getting an update from the house of Disney (with a little help from Emily Blunt) it looks like reboots are the next big thing in Hollywood. But when that means we’ll be seeing two blockbusters with great leading ladies, how could we say no?

    While we wait, we may have to rewatch the first two films over and over again…

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    Which has us thinking, could Angelina be willing to return to the world of Croft? Imagine Angelina was on-hand to coach Daisy in what it means to have pure sass…

    Lara Croft Tomb Raider

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    We can but dream…

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