It is confirmed that the sequel to Tomb Raider will no longer hit theaters in March 2021 and the new release date is unknown.
After some pretty popular adaptations of tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie, the study MGM decided to restart the adventure saga. In 2018 the new adaptation of the Tomb Raider video games was released. And although the movie received various reviews it got good numbers at the box office. With good financial results in mind and an open ending, the study gave green light to a sequel. Tomb Raider 2 was planned to be released in the first half of 2021, but now the study confirms that noor they can meet this date.
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The news confirmed by The Wrap, points out that MGM has removed Tomb Raider 2 release date and that at the moment there is no new date. The studio announced that they were developing a sequel in 2019 and revealed that they planned to bring it to theaters in March 2021. But now what many already expected is confirmed and we will have to wait more to see the new adventures of Lara Croft.
The truth is that the announcement does not take by surprise those who have followed the development of the film. With only five months to go, production was still in its early stages and filming had not started. The sequel was scheduled to begin filming at the beginning of the year. But due to causes related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), production was completely stopped. For several months the studio did not provide news about the film and the status of production was unknown.
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Actress Alicia Vikander, who gives life to Lara Croft, broke the secrecy and recently confirmed that he still does not know for sure when filming will resume. Although everything is confused by the pandemic, he is confident that they can begin filming in the first half of 2021 and release the same year.
When will the sequel be released?
And while a release date in late 2021 is promising, it's also pretty unlikely. At the moment it is unknown when the recordings will start, although as Vikander points out it could be early 2021. It will also have to be taken into account production restrictions that could delay filming even further. For its part, the studio seems to have more problems in mind during production and does not venture to give a new date. Most likely, the sequel to Tomb Raider will premiere in early 2022 or get late until 2023.
But it is not all bad news. The truth is that the Tomb Raider team will be able to take advantage of the delay to improve the quality of the sequel. Although the first part was a moderate success, with a little extra time the study can improve the weakest points of the new saga. The plot of Tomb Raider 2 is unknown at the moment but it is expected to take care of answer the riddles presented by its predecessor.
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