Walton Goggins cast as the villain in the Tomb Raider reboot


The Tomb Raider reboot is coming together nicely. Yesterday, Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight, Sons of Anarchy) was cast as the villain of the film. He will be taking on Alicia Vikander as the new Lara Croft, with Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug at the helm.

Goggins has always been a solid performer, so it’s great to see his star on the rise. Heck, he even made an impression on me in his brief supporting role as a cowboy bandit in Shanghai Noon. I’d like to think that the Shanghai Noon character wound up in The Hateful Eight. Life is more interesting that way.

I’ve never watched Sons of Anarchy, but if I did, a joke about that would go here. Ha. Laughter. A sign of human mirth.

Still no word on the plot of the Tomb Raider reboot and if it will follow the plot of the 2013 reboot game. It’s probably a safe bet to assume the new film will avoid the camp of the Angelina Jolie movies.

[via Variety]