The Jolie-led Tomb Raider movies premiered in 2001 and 2003, earning over $400 million together. Additionally, Variety reports that while Vikander was the studio’s first choice, other actresses, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley, were considered for the role.
Meanwhile, this is not the first time the Oscar-winning actress has (more or less) stepped into a well-known role! Vikander was quite literally the Belle of the ball at this past year's Academy Awards when her gorgeous gown gave us all serious Beauty and the Beast vibes. And she agrees!