Warner Bros. released a new poster for the upcoming "Tomb Raider" reboot on Monday, featuring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander in the titular role. But while new the Lara Croft looks appropriately fierce, fans couldn't help but notice that there's something pretty odd happening in the image, too.
At first glance, the poster looks like your standard action movie one-sheet, featuring the female lead giving off an intense gaze, and showing off her toned arms in Lara's signature tight tank top. She's also gripping an ice pick, suggesting our heroine will scale some treacherous terrain in the film.
But as multiple users pointed out on Twitter, it seems like someone in the studio's marketing department got carried away while editing the image, tacking on a couple extra inches to Vikander's neck. Here's a side-by-side comparison that one Twitter account shared that really puts the oddity into perspective:
The more I look at the Tomb Raider movie poster the less sense that neck makes to me pic.twitter.com/PCq2J5JkMO
— Nibel (@Nibellion) September 18, 2017
Of course, the internet did what it does best, and quickly did some additional tweaking of its own.
— Nathan Steinmetz (@Humanstein) September 18, 2017
— RadioCat (@MrRadioCat) September 18, 2017
The only way Vikander's neck makes sense in this poster is if the movie was originally TOMB RAPTOR. pic.twitter.com/VfDRk5mFIU
— Bobby (@bobbyrobertspdx) September 18, 2017
Who else really wants to see "Tomb Raptor" now?
This rebooted flick is also based on a rebooted "Tomb Raider" game, so perhaps in that spirit, filmmakers were inspired to reinvent the character even further. As Birth.Movies.Death. notes, it's entirely possible that the new Lara is indeed "a giraffe lady." Guess moviegoers will have to wait and see.
"Tomb Raider" opens on March 16, 2018.
Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished years earlier. Hoping to solve the mystery of her father's disappearance, Croft embarks on a perilous journey to his last-known destination -- a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. The stakes couldn't be higher as Lara must rely on her sharp mind, blind faith and stubborn spirit to venture into the unknown. Read More