It seems that the universe of Tomb Raider it is about to grow even more. If you didn’t know, Netflix has been watching the franchise for years and plans to adapt the hit video game into an anime. Now, a casting report has been released for the series, and it turns out that Hayley Atwell has been chosen to voice Lara Croft.
The update comes from Netflix, as the site confirmed that the British actress will play Lara. Nothing else was said about the series in particular, but Tomb Raider is a great franchise with a lot of tradition. According to Netflix, this anime will be set after the events of the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy under the command of Square Enix. The series will put Lara on a new quest, and fans are delighted to know that Atwell will join.
To fans of the actress, Atwell is best known for her work on the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). She rose to fame playing Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger, and the agent arc continued in Avengers: Endgame. Atwell also directed Marvel’s Agent Carter before taking on other live-action projects like Christopher Robin and Conviction.
Soon, fans will be able to find Atwell on screen in Mission: Impossible 7 alongside Tom Cruise. Atwell’s resume lends her to exciting roles, and Lara Croft is on that path. Since her debut decades ago, the heroine has gone through tons of iterations, but is always consistent with her need to explore.
Tomb Raider first introduced Lara in 1996, and the game was a hit. Since then, nearly 20 Tomb Raider games have been released, with the most recent console title being Shadow of the Tomb Raider in 2018.