Alicia Vikander really wanted the gig in the action-heavy Tomb Raider. We know this because she outright says it again and again in this brand new, behind-the-scenes video about the flick. We also know this because the new behind-the-scenes video goes out of its way to show us Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, mucking around in the dirt and drenched to the bone. Looks like she's gonna be pretty dirty and incredibly wet. Check it out.
There's been a lot of talk about how much actors are doing stuntwork in recent months, but from this footage, Alicia Vikander seems to be doing as much as she can for Tomb Raider. If you've seen any of the early promo footage for the movie, you should know that Lara Croft is frequently looking a little bit worse for wear, but this video shows exactly what the movie put her through during the course of filming. The answer is lots and lots of jumping and bruises, plus plenty of freezing cold water being directed right at her.
At one point, Alicia Vikander even says she had to film several water-based scenes over and over again because she was too darn cold, noting,
Bruise and the hits you have to kind-of just suck up. But the cold, that is the tough thing, when you reach hypothermia level. We had water cannons being thrown at us. We'd fly right in the middle of them. We even had to reshoot some scenes because I turned too blue and they can't fix that onscreen apparently.
Up until yesterday, we hadn't seen much from Tomb Raider other than a couple of cool stills of Vikander looking tough with weapons and that poster that makes her neck look a little awkward, but thankfully, Warner Bros. has also finally dropped the first trailer for the movie, which tells us a little bit about the story. Alicia Vikander will play a young woman who promises her father that she will go on a out-of-the-way journey and work to take down Trinity after he sends her a mysterious message. The trailer also highlights how brave but reckless Lara Croft is, and you can see for yourself, below.
Warner Bros. is only just now ramping up footage of Tomb Raider, likely because it will be a while before we see the movie. You can catch Alicia Vikander and co. in theaters starting on March 16, 2018. To find out what else is hitting theaters in the new year, take a look at our 2018 premiere schedule.