Earlier this week The Hollywood Reporter noted that Warner Bros. had added three dates to their release schedule. Two of the dates are reportedly DC film projects, but the third date was listed as October 6, 2017 and it was said to be for a Warner Bros. event film.
Umberto Gonzalez of Heroic Hollywood says he received a tip claiming the event film is the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot movie. It’s noted that the film will likely be called The Tomb Raider and that Warner Bros. recently registered the domain name www.thetombraidermovie.com. It was also mentioned that the producers have a script that they like and they’re hoping to schedule Daisy Ridley for a shoot this fall.
It was rumored for months that the studio was considering Daisy Ridley for the role of Lara Croft and Ridley recently confirmed that she’s had talks about possible playing the video game heroine.
“I’m waiting for someone to say ‘I want you, let’s do it’,” Ridley told THR at the Empire Awards next month.
Daisy Ridley did also confirm while speaking to THR that the shoot that was discussed for the Tomb Raider film would fit her schedule. If this report is true about the 2017 release date, expect a casting announcement sooner than later.