It seems like every time a female action hero is mentioned, Olivia Wilde’s name gets mentioned. But, she never has gotten those parts. Maybe things change with Lara Croft?
The former MMA fighter Gina Carano could make an interesting argument for being Lara Croft. She can kick ass like no one else on this list, but can she act? She has grown greatly as an actress since her debut in Haywire, but add in doing the accent, hmmm…
The Game of Thrones star (and soon to be seen in Terminator: Genisys) would make a unique Lara Croft. Clarke would truly channel the brainy part of the video game character come to life on the big screen. And as we’ve seen on GOT and soon in the Terminator reboot, those who cross her pay the price! Sounds like Lara Croft to me!
Elizabeth Olsen may be the most talented of the actresses, acting-wise, on our list of those who could be Lara Croft. But with her role as Scarlet Witch in the Avengers series keeping her busy, she might not have the time. But, if JLaw can do two franchises, why can't Olsen? We know she can do the accent. We know she does action. We know she’d be an awesome Lara Croft.
Emily Blunt was supposed to be Black Widow in the Marvel series of films, but passed on the role that eventually went to Scarlett Johansson. After what we saw her do in Edge of Tomorrow, we think Blunt should be right at the top of the list of those thought of for Lara Croft. The only thing, it truly depends what direction this reboot is going -- if they want to go really young, or more experienced. If they started making the movies now, she’d be six years older than Jolie was when she went on her first adventure.
BBC America star of Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany could be the wild card choice in the Lara Croft casting sweepstakes. As anyone who has seen her hit show can say, the actress is absolutely jaw-droppingly amazing. She tackles several roles at once and has a talent tool book unlike any other young actress working today.
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