Ryan Thomason

Ellen Ripley + Sarah Conner = Lara Croft?

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The writers for the new Lara Croft: Origins movie have been hired, and they apparently are setting the bar THAT high. Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby have been hired to write a Lara Croft origin story, who if you didn’t know wrote Iron Man. The big question mark though is still who is going to sub in for Angelina Jolie as a younger Lara Croft? More importantly, how well do thigh holsters look on the potential candidates?

Word on the street is that the writers are gunning for an “Origin story for Lara Croft that solidifies her place alongside Ellen Ripley and Sarah Connor in the pantheon of great female action heroes.”

Ellen Ripley and Sarah Conner? That’s a pretty high bar to set, Jolie couldn’t even pull that off when she did her take on the character. Though if you read into that a little bit, it seems that this Origins is going to be a lot more dark because honestly, Aliens and Terminator weren’t even close to what Tomb Raider was. I’m for this if they end up going the darker, more ass kicking route, who the hell is going to play Lara Croft though?

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