Lara Croft Is Back in First ‘Tomb Raider’ Poster and Teaser Featuring an Ultra-Buff Alicia Vikander
It’s Monday, and on most Mondays we need some type of motivation to get us out of the post-weekend slump, get active, and go to the gym. If you’re seeking some serious exercise motivation, look no further than the first official poster for the Tomb Raider reboot, featuring Alicia Vikander with guns blazing.
Warner Bros. dropped the new poster for their Lara Croft reboot this afternoon, featuring Vikander as the titular raider of tombs. She’s sporting the same camo tank top and cargo pants we’ve seen her wearing in previous press stills, only this time she’s bloody and – holy crap, look at those delts and tris! If Planet Fitness hasn’t already partnered with Warner Bros. on a Tomb Raider workout routine, they best get on it quick.
The studio also dropped the first footage from the movie in a new teaser trailer ahead of tomorrow’s trailer debut. There’s plenty of cardio and sliding-under-sharp-boobie-trap-objects to get you amped for your Monday workout! Plus, the first look at Daniel Wu’s character:
Vikander brings the video game character to the big screen in an origin story tale that will detail how she came to raiding said tombs. The Oscar winner underwent some intense training to prepare for the role, hung from some cliffs, and was even thrown into a river with her hands tied behind her back (!) as shown in the teaser above.
The film, directed by The Wave‘s Roar Uthaug, follows Lara as a university student who goes in search of her adventurer father (Dominic West). Here’s the full lengthy synopsis:
Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.
Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.
Tomb Raider hits theaters March 16, 2018.