Tomb Raider 2 will not be hitting its March 2021 launch date, because the Alicia Vikander-starring sequel has now been delayed indefinitely.
As reported by The Wrap, the follow-up to the 2018 reboot has vanished completely from MGM’s launch calendar. Tomb Raider 2 was originally announced in 2019 with director Ben Wheatley later taking the helm. The movie had beforehand been scheduled for launch on March 19, 2021, nevertheless, the studio has now unset that date because the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impact the film industry.
The information that Tomb Raider 2 is not going to launch within the early a part of subsequent yr is hardly stunning, as manufacturing on the sequel was supposed to begin a number of months in the past so as to be accomplished in time for its deliberate launch date. Nevertheless, quite a few movie productions have been suspended all year long because of the ongoing pandemic, which has affected the timeline for future theatrical releases.
The Tomb Raider sequel was greenlit final yr following the discharge of the primary movie within the rebooted action-adventure franchise. 2018’s Tomb Raider was directed by Roar Uthaug and written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Alastair Siddons from a narrative by Robertson-Dworet and Evan Daugherty. The movie pulled in about $275 million on the world field workplace regardless of its mixed reviews from critics.
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Tomb Raider 2 joins a rising record of delayed films. Common, MGM, and Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli beforehand introduced their resolution to delay the upcoming James Bond blockbuster No Time to Die. The 25th Bond film will now be released in April 2021, a yr after it was initially set to hit the massive display screen, to ensure that it to be “seen by a worldwide theatrical viewers.”
Adele Ankers is a Freelance Leisure Journalist. You may attain her on Twitter.