Alicia Vikander To Join “Creed,” Next “Bourne”

“Ex Machina” star Alicia Vikander continues to be one of the most in-demand actresses out there with the acclaimed Swedish actress now being linked to two major blockbusters in the works.

Deadline reports that Vikander is in talks for the likely female lead roles in both the upcoming return of Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon to the Jason Bourne franchise, and in “Macbeth” director Justin Kurzel’s film adaptation of the popular Ubisoft video game series “Assassin’s Creed”.

The news comes as Vikander has been attached to the James Ponsoldt-directed, Tom Hanks-led “The Circle” which has been shopped around at Cannes. Because of the scheduling in relation to ‘Bourne’ and ‘Creed’, Vikander is likely to drop off “The Circle” with “Harry Potter” star Emma Watson already being courted to replace her.

Vikander has “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” “Adam Jones” and “The Danish Girl” slated to open this year, with both “Tulip Fever” and “The Light Between Oceans” also on the way. ‘Oceans’ also stars Michael Fassbender who serves as the lead in ‘Creed’.