Hayley Atwell Is Lara Croft In New Tomb Raider Anime Series
As if the What If…? series was not enough, we’ll be hearing a lot more of Hayley Atwell’s voice in the near future. Known in the MCU as Peggy Carter, Now Hayley Atwell will appear in a new, non-MCU series. The Marvel Studios star will lend her voice to one of the more popular video game characters ever. Hayley Atwell in the Tomb Raider anime series is the first time the character will be in that medium. The story is set to be a sequel to the original video game franchise.
Peggy Carter Becomes Lara Croft
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The new report from Variety confirms Hayley Atwell in the Tomb Raider anime series. The new series will continue the story from the video game. The original game came out 25 years ago, and the new series will celebrate that occasion with a high profile anime adaptation. However, Hayley Atwell isn’t the first high profile actress to take on the role.
The first-ever live-action adaptation of Tomb Raider saw Angelina Jolie kick butt as the video game heroine. While the movies in retrospect were pretty meh, it was the best that video game adaptations could do at the time. In 2018, Alicia Vikander took on the role in a more realistic and ‘gritty’ reboot. There’s still talks of a sequel happening, but no concrete confirmations have come since an initial announcement. But with news of Hayley Atwell in the Tomb Raider anime, it looks like another version will come before that live-action movie.
Hayley Atwell In Tomb Raider Anime After What If…?
Atwell recently appeared in Marvel Studio’s new MCU Disney Plus series, What If…? The show saw Atwell’s previous live-action character of Peggy Carter, take on the mantle of Captain America in an alternate multiverse. Atwell will appear next in Mission Impossible 7 opposite Tom Cruise in the next instalment of that franchise. Hayley Atwell in the Tomb Raider anime is not the first time the actress is voicing a character in an animated show. Previously Atwell was part of 3Below: Takes Of Arcadia for Netflix.
The story is said to continue the story from the video game reboot trilogy. But no word on whether the story will have multiple seasons, or if it will be a one-off. We’ll also have to wait and see what kind of animation the anime will use, and what to expect from the story.
No confirmation on when the Tomb Raider anime will release.
What did you think about Hayley Atwell as Lara Croft? Does it make you more excited for the new series? Let me know in the comments below.
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