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New Lara Croft Alicia Vikander says the Tomb Raider movie "feels more like an origins story"

After Angelina Jolie's stint as Lara Croft it was always going to be hard to fill the adventurer's boots but Alicia Vikander seems perfect in the role of our favourite tomb plundering explorer. We caught up with her last week when she was out and about to talk about Jason Bourne - find out what we thought in our Jason Bourne review (opens in new tab) - and managed to get some juicy info about the upcoming Tomb Raider movie. She revealed that this will be more of an origins story like the 2013 reboot and just how scared she was of the bear when she played the original game when she was growing up. Spoilers? Very. 

Directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, and Julia Stiles, Jason Bourne is out in the US now and in the UK on July 27, 2016.

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.