Wow, this casting makes PERFECT sense!
We had no idea who would be capable of filling Angelina Jolie‘s hiking boots — not to mention squirrel suit — as the new Lara Croft in a proposed Tomb Raider reboot.
But after seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we’re totally sold on Daisy Ridley as the British archaeologist — and so are producers!
According to Deadline, the rising star is leading a shortlist of actresses in contention for the action-adventure role, and has even had conversations with Warner Bros and MGM about it!
The next film will reportedly serve as both a reboot and a sort-of prequel, in line with the latest batch of hit video games that follow a young Lara on her first adventures.
Considering all the fighting, climbing, and puzzle-solving we saw Rey do in The Force Awakens, she seems like a spot-on choice!
What do YOU think of Daisy as the next Lara Croft??