The year 2021 has been the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Tomb Raider franchise and although the fans have not had news in the field of video games, we did know that Netflix was working on an animated series of the Square Enix saga. Now, in that sense, Netflix reveals the actress who will voice Lara Croft in her Tomb Raider anime. As the Deadline portal has been able to confirm, the actress will be none other than the British Hayley Atwell, known for her role as agent Peggy Carter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and who will also be part of the cast of the next installment of the saga of action Mission Impossible.
Netflix’s Tomb Raider anime series was announced last January and we already knew at that time that it would be a direct continuation of the video game reboot trilogy, composed of Tomb Raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider. The play will be produced by Legendary and will feature Tasha Huo as a screenwriter. Good news considering that his latest work has been The Witcher: The Wolf’s Nightmare, the animated film that tells the story of the sorcerer Vesemir and that has dazzled Geralt of Rivia’s fans.
Thus, Hayley Atwell will become the new Lara Croft next year 2022, although it will only be a voice and not face, as has already happened in the past in this same franchise. What is clear is that Netflix does not stop expanding its horizons into new areas and that anime and video games are a fundamental part of the North American company’s roadmap. What do you think of Atwell’s choice to voice this Lara Croft?