LEGION Star Aubrey Plaza Says She's On Board With Playing The Next Lara Croft In TOMB RAIDER Reboot

Alicia Vikander's time as Lara Croft has already reached its end, but Aubrey Plaza (Legion) has now thrown her hat into the ring after recently being mistaken for the new Tomb Raider lead by Edgar Wright.

Earlier this month, we learned that MGM had lost the rights to the Tomb Raider franchise after failing to get cameras rolling on a sequel. Now, Alicia Vikander is no longer set to continue playing Lara Croft as a bidding war ensues among studios for the right to reboot the video game property with a new lead star. 

Parcs and Recreation and Legion star Aubrey Plaza recently appeared on The Tonight Show and recalled filmmaker Edgar Wright mistakenly believing she had been cast as the new Tomb Raider after seeing a shot of her in Emily the Criminal

Well, the actor has since spoken to Newsweek and made it clear that she's 100% open to the idea of being the next Lara Croft. "Look, I have no idea what the future holds for me, but I love it. It was so funny when [Wright] texted me that because I didn't realize how strikingly similar those photos are," Plaza recalled.

"Emily is carrying a purse strap and Lara Croft has a gun holster; those are very different. It's very weird and totally accidental, but I'll take it."

"I love action movies, and I don't discriminate against big movies or small movies," Plaza continued. "I love all kinds of movies. I would love it if somehow that turned into a real thing, but who knows, I have no idea. That's an iconic character. She's the original badass."

While Plaza would be an unexpected choice, we have to believe she would be an awesome one as well. It's too soon to say who will be cast as the iconic adventurer, of course, but if this actor isn't one the radar of at least a few of those studios, then it would be a major mistake on their parts!

Who do you think should star in the Tomb Raider reboot?

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