What better way to count down to the release of the new Tomb Raider film than with a weekly dose of brand new content?
Warner Bros teamed up with actress Alicia Vikander to announce #TombRaiderTuesdays, a weekly social media event that invites fans to join them on an epic adventure packed with film trivia, puzzles, and prizes.
Transcript: “Hi, I’m Alicia Vikander. Happy New Year. Between now and the release of Tomb Raider, join in for #TombRaiderTuesdays to get to know Lara Croft. From trivia to puzzles to fun content and prizes, be ready to join us for an epic adventure.”
Alternatively, you can scroll down for an archive of #TombRaiderTuesday trivia, clips, and other promotional content.
Tuesday 16th January 2018
The first #TombRaiderTuesday was, well, a little underwhelming, but the release of the second trailer later in the week more than made up for it. This week, fans were treated to a trivia tidbit concerning Lara’s original name and cultural background.
Transcript: “Hi, I’m Alicia Vikander. Welcome to Tomb Raider Tuesdays. Did you know that Lara Croft was originally going to be a South American woman called Laura Cruz. The designers based in England decided to drop the “u” and changed her surname to “Croft”. See Tomb Raider in cinemas this March.”
Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Another rather underwhelming #TombRaiderTuesday, to be perfectly honest. Hopefully Warner Bros will step up their efforts as we approach the film’s release date. This week, fans were reminded about Lara Croft’s induction into the Walk of Game.
Transcript: “Hi, I’m Alicia Vikander. Welcome to Tomb Raider Tuesdays. Did you know that Lara Croft is the most successful video game heroine and was inducted into the Walk of Game in 2006? Tomb Raider hits cinemas this March.”
The Walk of Game is a now-defunct attraction that was once housed in San Francisco’s Metreon shopping centre and honoured the icons and pioneers of the gaming industry. Lara Croft was one of the honoured few to receive a custom steel star tile.
Tuesday 30th January 2018
The final #TombRaiderTuesday segment of January 2018 introduced fans to another new series of videos aimed at promoting the upcoming film. This new series, titled #TombRaiderTraining, invites fans to get in shape and prepare themselves for adventure with the help of personal trainer Magnus Lygdback’s easy-to-follow fitness regime.
Transcript: “Hi, I’m Alicia Vikander. Are you ready to get fighting fit like Lara Croft? As we get ready for the release of Tomb Raider, we’ll be posting a series of videos from my trainer on the film, Magnus Lygdback, which will allow you to follow the fitness regime that I underwent to become Lara Croft. [Magnus: I think we built the perfect Lara Croft.] It’s your turn to find out if you have what it takes to become a Tomb Raider.”
Please note that all future #TombRaiderTraining videos and transcripts will be archived in a separate article.
Tuesday 6th February 2018
February kicked off with a short, but sweet, segment about the original (and iconic) Croft Manor.
Transcript: “Hi, I’m Alicia Vikander. Welcome to Tomb Raider Tuesdays. Did you know that the famous Croft Manor took just one weekend to design and create back in the mid 90s? Its original intent was a training ground for players to get used to the grid-based level design. Tomb Raider hits cinemas this March.”
Watch this space for further updates…