After starring in movies like Ex Machina, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Jason Bourne, Alicia Vikander is finally taking blockbuster center stage next year for the Tomb Raider reboot. With half a year to go until this new version of Lara Croft graces the big screen, Warner Bros is gearing up for the first trailer's launch tomorrow. To build up some hype ahead of time, the studio released the first Tomb Raider poster, and unfortunately, the thing that immediately draws the eye is how weird Vikander's neck looks.
Warner Bros was clearly aiming to make Alicia Vikander look badass in this Tomb Raider poster, and the ice-climbing axe in her hand and the piercing glare certainly help with that (although maybe it's time we retire having these blockbuster protagonists looking backwards with their necks twisted on their posters). However, as many have noted on social media, the actress' neck appears to be elongated to an unnatural length, which we can attribute to bad Photoshop work. No amount of working out could cause anyone's neck to stretch that much. Once you notice the neck issue on the poster, it's impossible not to keep thinking about how anatomically wrong it is. Still, this isn't the first Photoshop movie poster mishap from 2017. For instance, remember that jumbled mess Spider-Man: Homecoming delivered?
Fortunately for Tomb Raider fans, Alicia Vikander's neck will be at normal proportions in the upcoming movie. In addition to the poster, Warner Bros also dropped a teaser for the trailer. You can get a quick glimpse of how Lara Croft will be fighting for survival below.
Inspired by the 2013 Tomb Raider video game that relaunched Lara Croft for gamers and its 2015 sequel, the new Tomb Raider movie will follow a younger and more inexperienced Lara as she searches for her father on the island where he supposedly disappeared. Of course, if previous Lara Croft stories are any indication, we can presumably expect this origin story reboot to have an archaeological twist and show the protagonist coming across rare and ancient artifacts. In addition to Alicia Vikander, the movie's cast includes Walton Goggins as Father Mathias Vogel (the main antagonist), Daniel Wu as Lu Ren, Hannah John-Kamen as Sophie, Antonio Aakeel as Nitin and Dominic West as Lord Richard Croft. The Wave's Roar Uthaug directed the adaptation, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet penned the script.