Star Wars' Daisy Ridley wants to star in a new Tomb Raider film (and John Boyega agrees)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (opens in new tab) star Daisy Ridley says she's definitely up for the title role in a Tomb Raider film reboot (opens in new tab), and thus the Tomb Rey-der dream lives on. Ridley, who played the young scavenger turned Jedi prodigy at the heart of the Episode 7, told The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab) that there "have been conversations" about her taking the part.

The project is in the very early stages and is lacking a script, so any discussions have been informal. “I'm waiting for someone to say 'I want you, let's do it'", Ridley said. Wherever the conversations lead, the newly famous actress is eager to start 'filling up her calendar' between and beyond Star Wars Episode 8 (opens in new tab) and Episode 9.

John Boyega, Ridley's co-star from The Force Awakens, encouraged her to take on the role after he played the 2013 Tomb Raider (opens in new tab) reboot, which follows a younger Lara Croft at the unexpected beginning of her adventuring career. He also wants EA to add a "full on story mode to Star Wars Battlefront" (opens in new tab), but that sounds a bit less likely.

“I played Tomb Raider the game, it’s a new take and I think the movies are going to be based on that version”, Boyega said. “But I texted Daisy [and] was like, ‘This is you!’ and ‘You need to get on that because you could be Lara Croft.’ She should be".

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Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.