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(WARNING: The following contains minor potential plot SPOILERS for the very first scene of the upcoming Tomb Raider movie reboot, albeit ones that may well prove to be somewhat misleading. Proceed with whatever level of caution your years of archaeological training suggest to you is wise.)

Now, considering that the upcoming reboot is a movie about uncovering hidden secrets (and, of course, fighting for survival), you might have thought that its cast would have been carefully trained to not reveal major plot secrets via social media. After all, that seems like something that the -played wouldn't approve of, and she's really not someone you would want as your enemy.

And yet, because the internet is a wonderful, willful thing...

Walton Goggins Just Accidentally Revealed The 'Tomb Raider' Reboot's Opening Scene

'Tomb Raider' [Credit: Walton Goggins/Instagram]
'Tomb Raider' [Credit: Walton Goggins/Instagram]

Yup, that's right. , long-time star of Justified, just inadvertently revealed several key details from the very first scene of the upcoming Tomb Raider. Y'see, a little over a week ago, Goggins posted the following image to Instagram...

...failing to realize, it seems, that intrepid investigative folks online would soon play around with the images contrast and brightness levels, and reveal several key words and phrases from the opening page of the script.

Which, in effect, means that Goggins just inadvertently posted the first page of the Tomb Raider script onto Instagram. And, thanks to the transcribing efforts of Leon Hurley over at Games Radar, we can now get a fairly strong idea of what it's going to involve. Specifically, something along the lines of this:




xxxx in a boxing ring xxxx

xxxxxxx is sweat stained xxxxx. Lara xxxxxx


xxx trainer scrolls through his xxxxxx

xxxxxxxxxx xxxx xxx xxx tries to grapple xxxx

xxx rapid, unfocused xxxx that she xxxx


Stop flailing


Stop looking at your phone

'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' [Credit: Warner Bros.]

The trainer puts his phone away sheepishly. Lara’s struggling in the ring


xxxxxxx how to text?

xxxxxx for a half xxxxx

xxxxxx kicks to the head xxxxx like a

xxxx to the mat.


xxxx on you. I’m done here

She forces herself up xxx

xxxx blows which hit xxxx

xxxxxx who strike xxxxx

All of which, it seems, suggests that the movie is going to open in a boxing ring, with Lara Croft losing badly , only for her to turn things around after growing frustrated with her trainer being distracted by their phone. In other words? The movie is, from the looks of things, going to lead off with Croft kicking a whole lot of ass in the face of adversity — a trend that seems pretty certain to continue throughout the film as a whole.

Or, alternatively, this is all just an elaborate ploy to distract us from the actual plot, and Goggins is just actively screwing with us. Either way, we most likely won't find out until Tomb Raider hits theaters next year.

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(Sources: GamesRadar)


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