Earlier this week, Warner Bros pushed The Jungle Book: Origins out of its original October 6, 2017 release date to October 19, 2018. After this, Warner Bros added three new movies to their film schedule which included two untitled DC Comics movies and a third untitled “event movie” slated for the newly vacant October 6, 2017 slot, but no details were given for the project that was replacing The Jungle Book: Origins.
According to Heroic Hollywood, that untitled event film may actually be the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot which may be titled The Tomb Raider since Warner Bros recently registered the domain name www.thetombraidermovie.com.
The Tomb Raider movies are based on the action adventure video game series of the same name, created by Eidos Interactive and now owned by Square Enix. The original films starred Angelina Jolie as the adventuring archaeologist Lara Croft. The upcoming Tomb Raider movie reboot directed by Roar Uthaug, is said to take inspiration from the recent reboot of the game franchise, which now focuses on a younger Lara Croft during some of her earliest adventures.
Warner Bros and MGM are currently making a list of potential actresses to play Lara Croft and so far it seems that Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley is reportedly being eyed as a lead contender for the role. Ridley confirmed that she has been in discussions with the studio to play the character, but it is unknown if a deal has been finalized or not yet. Ridley is currently shooting Star Wars: Episode VIII at Pinewood Studios in the U.K., but she has revealed that if a deal is made, she will have time in her schedule to star in Tomb Raider.
Warner Bros has not commented on this rumored release date yet, but if this October 6, 2017 release date is confirmed, then production on the movie would likely have to begin later this year or in early 2017 at the latest.
Source- Heroic Hollywood