Netflix has announced that MCU vet Hayley Atwell will officially be the voice of Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider anime series which hails from Legendary Television. Atwell most recently reprised her role as Peggy Carter in Marvel Studios’ Disney+ animated series What If…?
Based on Square Enix’s action-adventure video game franchise, the Tomb Raider anime was first announced earlier this year. It will be written and executive produced by Tasha Huo (The Witcher: Blood Origin). Set to pick up after the events of the celebrated reboot trilogy that concluded with 2018’s Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the series will chart the globetrotting heroine’s latest and greatest adventure as she continues to explore new territory.
The new Netflix anime will be executive produced by dj2 Entertainment Founder and CEO Dmitri M. Johnson (Sonic the Hedgehog), Stephan Bugaj, Howard Bliss, & Jacob Robinson for Tractor Pants.
Currently, MGM is developing a Tomb Raider sequel to 2018’s Alicia Vikander-led action film, with Lovecraft Country creator attached to helm and write the project. Despite its long development period, the Oscar-winning actress is still expected to reprise her leading role.