Alicia Vikander, who stars as Lara Croft in the upcoming remake of Tomb Raider, is about to join an illustrious crowd of women currently crushing it as lead characters in a genre of film typically dominated by men. Like Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde, and Daisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Vikander as Croft is yet another example of how powerful women are changing the face of heroes in action-packed movies.
Even judging just from the new Tomb Raider trailer, Vikander's Croft is a strong and complex character. In the film Croft, a woman who lost her father when she was very young, goes on a quest to learn about his last days on a mysterious island …that's also happens to be home to a fabled tomb. Getting to the island is struggle enough—but once she lands, Croft immediately learns that being there is even more treacherous than the journey. "Lara, there was more to my life than boardrooms and business deals," her father explains in a video message. He warns her about an organization known as Trinity that is looking to start a global genocide, and, of course, only she can stop it. "You must stop them Lara," he says. "Promise me."
The rest of the trailer shows off her true grit, cunning instincts, and determination as she goes on a mission she may never make it out of. Naturally, it's all set to an epic remix of the Destiny's Child classic *Survivor."
Check out the full trailer, below, and see Tomb Raider in theaters March 16.