Say goodbye, Angelina Jolie; actress, who smashed her way onto the Hollywood stage with her stellar performance as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens may be playing famous tomb-plunderer Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider film. Yes, Daisy Ridley as Lara Croft could be real.
While so far the movie is still in casting and nothing has been confirmed yet, there’s no question that Tomb Raider is in for another reboot, but this time on the silver screen rather than via video games.
Either way, both appear to be going for a younger, less experienced Lara Croft, as the new movie will start off in the same way as 2013’s Tomb Raider, where a young Lara Croft is going on her first highly dangerous mission.
If Daisy Ridley is picked to fill the role of Croft it would add another layer to her already busy schedule, as she’s already focusing on playing Rey in the next two entries of the new Star Wars trilogy, directed by JJ Abrams.
The role would, however, be able to make use of Ridley’s body, which has been toned a great deal after her work on Star Wars. Considering Croft’s normal wardrobe of a tank top and short shorts, her skin might get a great deal more exposure rather than the much more modest desert scavenger and fledgling Jedi outfits that she wore in TFA.
Unfortunately the more idiotic corners of the Internet may not enjoy having all of Ridley’s womanly glory visible for all to see; she’s already gotten “criticism” from some users on the Internet for her muscular body, which Daisy Ridley put down following a rebuttal on her Instagram.
“What’s weird is most of the time I see such gorgeous messages from people around the world,” she wrote. People who relate to something in Rey they haven’t found in a female character before… people who loved that The Force Awakens has multiple incredible female characters. It is much more hurtful to continue to slate other women than BE a woman, BE a character, BE whoever you want to be. I’m a normal girl thrust into extraordinary circumstances, just like Rey. I will not apologise for how I look, what I say and how I live my life because what’s happening inside is much more important anyway and I am striving to be the best version of myself, even if I stumble along the way.”
So would you like to see Daisy Ridley as Lara Croft or you have some other suggestions in mind?