Rumors of a third Tomb Raider installment have circulated lately, and today THR.com reports that producer Dan Lin and Warner Bros. are indeed in early development on yet another easy-money project propelled by the centrifugal force of Lara Croft’s boobs. Reports suggest that Angelina Jolie, who played Croft in Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, will not star in the reboot — and despite some significant buzz, Jolie Junior, a.k.a. Megan Fox, is “not involved in the movie at all” according to her reps. So who should be Lara? The obvious answer is no one, as in “No one cares anymore about Lara Croft.” But this movie’s getting made, no matter how many other worthy videogames or comic books deserve a first-time adaptation instead. So I’ll suggest Doomsday star and real British person Rhona Mitra, who toiled as the franchise’s live-action Lara Croft for public appearances from 1997-8. Then again, if I’m basing my vote purely on the image to your left, they pretty much have to cast Michelle Rodriguez, because doesn’t she always look exactly like that, except a little more pissed off? My mental image of Michelle at this point is basically this. Or this. Or (ha) this!
What about you — who would you want to see as the new Lara? And could she maybe unearth an original movie idea from beneath a pile of box-office gold while she’s at it?