New Spider-Man Tom Holland will Apparently Be Playing Nathan Drake in the Uncharted Movie

By Matt Wales on at

Ever since Sony announced that it would be turning its cinematic PlayStation series Uncharted into a bunch of actual real-life movies, fans have been frantically fine-tuning their list of actors considered strikingly handsome and sufficiently charismatic enough to portray Nathan Drake. From what I can tell, they're mostly one-line-long lists featuring Firefly's Nathan Fillion.

One name that hasn't appeared on many speculative lists as far as I'm aware is the new face of the Spider-Man movies, Tom Holland—probably because he looks less like a grizzled adventurer and more like a 17-year-old boy. However, according to movie industry news site Deadline, that's precisely who we're going to get in the first Uncharted movie's leading role.

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There is, however, some logic to this. Deadline claims that the first Uncharted movie will be redrafted as a prequel to the game's action, charting Drake's early treasure hunting adventures, and inspired by that sequence in Uncharted 3 where he first encounters Sully. As such, it makes a little more sense that Sony would cast a more boyish Nathan Drake. And at least it's not Mark fucking Wahlberg.

Sony's first Uncharted movie will be helmed by Shawn Levy, whose most recent directorial credits include four episodes of Netflix's Stranger Things. There's no word on a release date or window just yet, however.