Amazon: Tomb Raider brand to be expanded in Marvel style

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Amazon has big plans for the Tomb Raider brand and wants to expand it Marvel-style across media, according to a new report.

It has been known since December that Amazon will act as publisher for the next installment in the Tomb Raider series, which is being developed by Crystal Dynamics. The company is also reportedly sponsoring a film and TV series based on Lara Croft’s adventures.

That doesn’t seem to be all, though, as new reports are pointing to Amazon’s plans to expand the Tomb Raider brand across Marvel-style cross-media. According to a source familiar with the company’s internals, Tomb Raider is Amazon’s second major mover, after the Lord of the Rings TV series The Rings of Power.

To do this, they are said to have teamed up with dj2 Entertainment and completed a blockbuster deal for a Tomb Raider film. Emmy-winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is said to be a screenwriter for the upcoming TV series, will not be involved in the film, according to the source.

dj2 Entertainment is currently working on a Tomb Raider anime series for Netflix, as well as adaptations of Life is Strange, Disco Elysium, Sleeping Dogs, Little Nightmares and It Takes Two. Most recently, the production company was involved in the two Sonic The Hedgehog films.

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