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#28DaysofBlackCosplay Spotlight 

In honor of #28DaysofBlackCosplay, check out a handful of the many fantastic black cosplayers from our Tomb Raider community!

Created in 2015 by cosplayer Chaka Cumberbatch-Tinsley as a “celebration of unity and pride”, #28DaysofBlackCosplay has become an international geek-culture movement. Learn more via her recent Buzzfeed interview. 

We can’t wait to see how the annual event continues to grow!


Photo Credits, In order of appearance:

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First Look: Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider
The Oscar winner dons the iconic tank top and embarks on a global adventure in the new film based on the video game.
By Katey Rich

We’re incredibly excited to share a first look at the talented Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in the upcoming #TombRaider movie!

“When I was asked to take on this role I got really excited—Lara Croft is a truly iconic character,“ Vikander relayed to Vanity Fair via e-mail. “I think people can identify with her for lots of different reasons, but for me I very much see her as a model for many young women.“

Read more via Vanity Fair.

“One night… in dreaming… came to me… the spirit of the sphinx. In his passing, he spoke unto me words of great wisdom. ‘Thutmosis, here is your true destiny: This land of Egypt is forever yours to rule. In return, protect me always from the sands of time. As you are, I must be free from head to toe. So that we both may see the divine beauty of creation.’ ”

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First look at Alicia Vikander in the upcoming Tomb Raider film, opening March 16, 2018!


Official Synopsis:

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen.  Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class.  Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone.  Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.

Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan.  But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous.  Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown.  If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, “Tomb Raider” is the story that will set a young and resolute Lara Croft on a path toward becoming a global hero.  The film stars Oscar winner Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina,” “The Danish Girl”) in the lead role, under the direction of Roar Uthaug (“The Wave”), with Oscar-winner Graham King (“The Departed”) producing under his GK Films banner.  The film’s production begins on the heels of the 20th anniversary of the wildly popular videogame franchise from Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal.

“Tomb Raider” also stars Dominic West (“Money Monster,” “300”), Walton Goggins (“The Hateful Eight,” “Django Unchained”) and Daniel Wu (AMC’s “Into the Badlands”).

Shooting on location in South Africa and the UK, Uthaug directs from a script by Geneva Robertson-Dworet.  The director’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography George Richmond (“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”); production designer Gary Freeman (“Maleficent”); Oscar-nominated editor Stuart Baird (“Skyfall,” “Gorillas in the Mist”); and costume designer Tim Wonsik (key costumer, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”).

“Tomb Raider” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by MGM.


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We’re excited to announce the Tomb Raider coloring book from Dark Horse Comics! 

The Tomb Raider coloring book features a gallery of amazing artists such as Randy Green, Phillip Sevy, Tholia, and Katie Swindlehurst! Submit your own Tomb Raider art for a chance to be featured in the official book!

For more details: TombRaider.games/ColoringBook.