Six official novels have also been written. The first three, set within the original timeline, were published between 2003 and 2005. The first novel, The Amulet of Power, was set after the events of The Last Revelation, while its sequels The Lost Cult and The Man of Bronze are set after the first novel. Another novel set within the 2013 reboot timeline, Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals, was published in 2014 as a continuation of the original story. A fifth book, titled Lara Croft and the Blade of Gwynnever, also written by Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent was published in late 2016, and is a stand-alone adventure. The sixth book, Path to Apocalypse, written by S. D. Perry and published in 2018, is a tie-in to the Shadow of the Tomb Raider game and is set between the Mexico and Peru parts of the game.
Prior to the release of the first film, Alicia Vikander expressed interest in returning as Lara Croft for a second film. In April 2019, Amy Jump was hired to write a script for a possible sequel, with Vikander attached. In September, Ben Wheatley, Jump's husband, signed on to direct the sequel, that was planned for a 19 March 2021 release date and his long-time cinematographer Laurie Rose would also work on the sequel. In January 2021, Misha Green signed to replace Jump and Wheatley as writer and director. The film was planned to be released theatrically in the U.S. via the studio's distribution and marketing joint venture United Artists Releasing, and internationally through Warner Bros. Pictures. The first draft of the script was completed in May, with the working title Tomb Raider: Obsidian. In July 2022, MGM lost the film rights to the Tomb Raider franchise, after the window ran out to give the sequel the green light, culminating in Vikander's departure from the lead role. The rights reverted to the game company and prompted a bidding war among studios. 59ce067264