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After ten years, multiple failed attempts, and seven directors, the Uncharted movie will finally arrive in cinemas early next year. This week, we got our first trailer for the video game adaptation starring Spider-Man’s Tom Holland as Nathan Drake. The reaction has been… mixed, to say the least.
It’s not that the Uncharted trailer is outright bad. It looks like a lot of fun! There are lots of exotic locations, quips, and even one iconic set-piece involving a cargo plane that’s been ripped straight from Uncharted 3. On the surface, it looks exactly how an Uncharted movie should look.
Take a look at the trailer below!
Unfortunately, a lot of fans just aren’t buying Tom Holland as Nathan Drake. Yes, this is supposed to be a younger version of the character, but right now? It seems less like a movie about a roguish treasure hunter and more like one in which Peter Parker has somehow taken the place of the series’ lead character.
It certainly doesn’t help that at one point in the movie he literally does a Spidey hero pose, as you can see below.
How they got Tom Holland out here doing a spider-man pose in a uncharted movie 💀 pic.twitter.com/50d48rkf4c— Armaan (@Armaan_0333) October 20, 2021
“I like the casting,” said one Twitter user of Holland, before adding that it’s just “10 to 15 years too early” for him.
Naturally, others are still feeling a little robbed that Nathan Fillion wasn’t cast as Drake. “If I’d not played the games and saw him as Nate, I’d be sold,” one fan said after seeing the trailer. “But as I have, I can’t help but wonder what a Nathan Fillion Drake would’ve been like.”
I like the casting Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg in the Uncharted movie, it's just happened 10-15 years too early for both of them— Ben Skipper (@bskipper27) October 21, 2021
If I’d not played the games and saw him as Nate, I’d be sold. But as I have, I can’t help but wonder what a Nathan Fillion Drake would’ve been like.— Tom Shopland (@TCShopland) October 21, 2021
Still find it weird that they went with Tom Holland for the Uncharted movie's Nathan Drake when these fine men exist... pic.twitter.com/hBLhtOg4Hy— Alex | Haruspis (@haruspis) October 21, 2021
I understand that films don't necessarily benefit from being just like the game without any interactive elements. And I like Tom Holland. But you can't just put him in a familiar outfit and tell me that's Nathan Drake.— Chris Chilling (@schillingc) October 21, 2021
Of course not everyone is dead against Holland as Drake. Here at GAMINGbible we’re huge fans of the actor, and are more than willing to see how his performance holds up when the movie launches next year. There are also plenty of fans out there who believe he does look the part and might do something new with the role.
tom holland by nathan drake. this is the tweet pic.twitter.com/kg8fNZ3BzA— best of tom holland (@thollandbest) October 21, 2021
no thoughts just tom holland as nathan drake pic.twitter.com/8WMwwJOREm— joni ✵ (@spideysbrie) October 21, 2021
We’ll find out for sure when Uncharted releases February 18, 2022.
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