Lara Croft is particularly popular among fans of "Tomb Raider" game franchise. The titular character was even popularized by Angelina Jolie when she played the lead role in "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" and "The Cradle of Life" in 2001 and 2003, respectively.

Her casting for the film adaptation was initially criticized by fans of the video game series who argued that Jolie is physically unfit to play as Lara Croft, while others were not pleased with the idea of having an American actress to play the British character.

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Before the "Maleficent" actress earned her slot for the "Tomb Raider" reboot, several names floated as potential candidates to play the female lead. Among them were Demi Moore and Linsey Dawn McKenzie. Although Jolie was able to prove her acting prowess in playing as Lara Craft, the 2001 film still received poor ratings from movie critics.

The Hollywood A-lister returned to reprise her role for "The Cradle of Life" in 2003.

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After over a decade, the video game series earned another big screen adaptation with Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft. According to EW, the upcoming "Tomb Raider" reboot will be based on a 2013 video game designed by Crystal Dynamics.

Vikander on playing the lead role

The Swedish actress said Jolie succeeded in making Lara Croft an iconic character. She, however, assured that viewers can expect a different character arc for the female lead in "Tomb Raider" which is slated to hit the cinemas on March 16, 2018.

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"This is a beautiful way of showing a very loved character from more angles," she told the publication.

Vikander said the movie will open with Lara Croft working in the suburban London. She will later find a clue which will likely lead her to her father Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West) who is presumed to be dead. The "Ex Machina" alum considers her latest project a dream come true. But more than having the feeling of self-fulfillment, the 28-year-old actress wants to deliver an important message through her "Tomb Raider" character.

“If "Wonder Woman" made such an impact, which it deserves to, then we need to use ten times as much force to make some change. Because it needs to happen," she said.

Inside 'Tomb Raider' reboot

The award-winning actress also recalled her experience while filming her actions scenes for the 2018 movie. She specifically mentioned her scene where they had to throw her in the water with her hands tied.

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Vikander revealed they recorded that particular scene for about 50 times without the need to say anything.

Catch Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in "Tomb Raider" reboot in cinemas next year.

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