Phoebe Waller-Bridge has already amassed quite an impressive action resume, writing on “Killing Eve,” and “No Time to Die,” as well as acting in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.” For her, Lara Croft is the natural next step. “The opportunity to have, as we were talking earlier, a female action character. […] Having worked on Bond and having worked as an actor on Indy, I feel like I’ve been building up to this,” she told Vanity Fair. “What if I could take the reins on an action franchise, with everything I’ve learned, with a character I adore, and also just bring back some of that ’90s vibe?”
This new series is the third live-action adaptation of the franchise, following the popular Angelina Jolie-starring films and the 2018 film starring Alicia Vikander. “There’s room to do something really quite dangerous. And if I can do something dangerous and exciting with ‘Tomb Raider,’ I already have an audience of people who love Lara and hopefully will continue to,” said Waller-Bridge. “And that is a very unusual position to be in. It’s the old Trojan horse.” However, the “Tomb Raider” series is currently on pause as the Writers Guild of America (WGA) continues to strike until a fair deal is offered by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and accepted by the WGA. If all goes well, the “Tomb Raider” series will be the start of a potential universe spanning series, films, and games. Pending the AMPTP’s actions, of course.
While it may seem trivial to care what Phoebe Waller-Bridge has to say about the bustline of a fictional character, it’s perhaps the most obvious sign that she’s the perfect creative for the job.