Is Olivia Wilde the new Lara Croft?

Posted by Starr Keshet

When we think about Tomb Raider, we think of Lara Croft. And when we see Lara Croft, we see Angelina Jolie and... Well, OK, that's not really the point here. So, what is you ask? Well, Olivia Wilde, of course!

Yes, it seems as if the sultry Wilde may have been, er, tapped to play Lara Croft in an upcoming (proposed) Tomb Raider reboot.

As every self-respecting fan obviously knows, the lovely Wilde has appeared in a number of popular films and shows, including Tron: Legacy, Cowboys & Aliens, House, Skin and the Girl Next Door. 

Is Olivia Wilde the new Lara Croft?"This would be a far darker and more serious Tomb Raider movie, the idea is to get a top director and an intelligent script and make this an empowering character for women as well as a popular one with men," an anonymous source (allegedly) close to the reboot told TheFanCarpet.

"Olivia is just one of the names being suggested for the lead role. She would appear to be ideal."

Yeah, Olivia Wilde is hella hot, but can she actually replace the immutable Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft?

What do you think?