Tom Holland Says Uncharted Movie's Action Scenes Are His Biggest Yet

Tom Holland swapped out his Spider-Man suit for a half-tucked Henley and gun holsters, but he's still getting the snot beaten out of him in Uncharted.


Uncharted games, without fail, beat the crap out of their protagonist, Nathan Drake, with over-the-top action sequences. We won't know whether the movie is good until the credits roll, but Tom Holland said the Uncharted film is at least getting this part right in a new interview.

Talking to Variety on its Awards Circuit podcast (via Screenrant), Holland discussed his recent busy schedule, including Spider-Man 3, Cherry, and more. Holland's upcoming Uncharted film, in which he stars as a younger Nathan Drake, came up during the conversation, and Holland had only superlatives to offer for the movie's big set pieces.

The Uncharted film has some of the "biggest action sequences I've ever been a part of," said the actor, best known for playing Spider-Man, who has had the snot kicked out of him by Vulture, Mysterio, Thanos, and Captain America. "The cuts and bruises and bangs I got from dangling off of wires and falling off things was ridiculous." If anyone can speak to cuts and bruises, it's Spidey.

The Uncharted film has been troubled since its inception. Sony announced the movie in 2008. After a fan campaign to get Firefly actor Nathan Fillion into the role, Sony announced Mark Wahlberg for the role of Nathan Drake with David O. Russel (Three Kings) as director. Russell dropped out, replaced with Neil Burger (Limitless), who gave way to Seth Gordon (King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters), then Shawn Levy (Stranger Things), Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane), Travis Knight (Bumblebee), and finally Reuben Fleischer (Venom, Zombieland). The movie went through almost as many writers in the process, including writers behind the National Treasure films, with Sony even pursuing Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to write, who turned it down because "it's just going to be Indiana Jones."

Mark Wahlberg shifted from playing Drake himself to the role of Drake's mentor, Victor "Sully" Sullivan, and Tom Holland joined as Drake. Wahlberg got a mustache in the process. As it's portraying a younger Drake, however, the Sully character doesn't have gray hair yet.

Uncharted is scheduled for February 22, 2022 right now, but that could change--especially with the way COVID-19 has delayed not just single movies but entire studio schedules.

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