‘Tomb Raider 2’ Has Been Delayed Indefinitely

The followup to 2018’s Tomb Raider reboot will not arrive anytime soon.


In an unsurprising twist, Tomb Raider 2 will miss its previous (and impossible) March 19, 2021, release date. The interesting fact here is that the sequel is no longer in WB’s movie calendar.


With director Ben Wheatley now attached to The Meg 2, maybe that sequel is gaining more traction than Tomb Raider 2 over at WB, where expenses have to be cut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first Tomb Raider made $274 million worldwide and was produced for $95 million (good enough to secure a sequel). But The Meg was WB’s surprise hit in 2018, chomping down $530 million on a risky $130 million budget and stunning analysts.


The script for the Jason Statham-led sequel seems to be in good shape too. And maybe that movie is more appealing to Wheatley, who is known for his off-beat projects despite recently helming Netflix’s Rebecca adaptation. Of course, this does not automatically mean he has left Tomb Raider 2; he could simply be trying shark hunting first.


Regardless of the reasoning behind this decision, it seems like it will be a good while before Alicia Vikander gets to dual wield Lara’s iconic pistols.