Tom Holland was recently announced as the new star of the long-anticipated Uncharted film, but he is currently promoting his other major franchise hero turn in Spider-Man: Homecoming. That didn't stop the young and future Nathan Drake from dreaming up his preferred cast for the Uncharted film, which if he has his way, could see either Jake Gyllenhaal or Chris Pratt in the role of a young Victor Sullivan.
In an interview with Yahoo Movies about Spider-Man, Holland got a chance towards the end to speak about the Uncharted project he is attached to star in.
"I just had the idea that maybe a young Nathan Drake would be something that audiences would be very interested in," Holland explained in the interview about how the idea for an Uncharted prequel came about. "I met Shawn [Levy, the incoming director of Uncharted] at the MTV awards and we had a brief chat about the potential of doing an origin story rather than copying what the games have done."
As for who else will star alongside him in the film as his faithful mentor Sully, Holland proposed either Jake Gyllenhaal (who starred in the Prince of Persia live-action film) or Guardians of the Galaxy's Chris Pratt. Holland explained "I think it could be cool, because if it was an older [Nathan Drake] movie I would say that Chris should play Nathan, but I think he would be a good Sully."
Holland also reveals that he already loves working with Pratt, presumably referring to how they are starring together on the next Avengers film where both Pratt's Star-Lord and Holland's Spider-Man will feature alongside the rest of the huge Marvel cast.
It was reported last week that an Uncharted film, which spent years in development hell, will finally move forward but as an origin story starring Tom Holland as a much younger Nathan Drake, early in his career. Aside from the surprising new direction for the film, not much is known other than the fact that Night in the Museum director Shawn Levy is attached as the film's director.
The Uncharted games already feature a couple flashback sections that has players take control of a young Drake, once in Uncharted 3 where Drake is seen as an orphan in South America, and again in Uncharted 4 featuring both Nathan and his brother Sam. It's unclear if Sam will make an appearance in the Uncharted prequel movie, but Holland presumably has another Marvel co-star in mind for the role. Vin Diesel maybe?
Jokes aside, it will be interesting to see how the Uncharted film plays out. The flashback sequences in the Uncharted games aren't what most people think about when they talk about Uncharted, so hopefully the film reconciles the action of the later Drake years, with an origin storythat shows a light-hearted Drake. Kid Drake was kind of a brat.
It's still unclear exactly how old Drake will be in the film given that Tom Holland is only 20 years old, but plays a teenager in Spider-Man. I'm hoping that since the teenage Drake years were covered in the games, maybe the film can just jump right into the parts where Drake starts cracking wise and falling off tall ledges (for adventure).