The first image of Tom Holland as Nathan Drake for the Uncharted movie has emerged, posted by Holland himself on social media.
Though the development of the Uncharted movie has been rocky, having been in the works since 2008, substantial progress has been made with the project this year. Now the film’s star, Tom Holland, has finally posted a photo of himself in full Nathan Drake costume on Twitter and Instagram.
Holland, known for his role as Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is expected to be playing a younger version of Nathan Drake. Nonetheless, the English actor appears to match his in-game equivalent well, complete with rugged looks and explorer’s fashion.
Earlier this year, Holland shared an image of a set chair with ‘Nate’ emblazoned on it. Besides him, Mark Wahlberg and Antonio Banderas are also attached to the Uncharted movie, with Wahlberg cast to play Drake’s mentor Victor “Sully” Sullivan.
It’s nice to meet you, I’m Nate. #uncharted pic.twitter.com/v79Mvy26iH
— Tom Holland (@TomHolland1996) October 22, 2020
The adventure begins. “Meet the shadowy future without fear and conquer the unknown.” – Ferdinand Magellan pic.twitter.com/EKonOZax3K
— Uncharted (@unchartedmovie) October 22, 2020
The movie’s Twitter account also tweeted three images: Nathan Drake’s in-game voice actor Nolan North talking to live action Nathan Drake, an ancient artefact, and a book with a picture of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan.
The production of the video game series adaptation has encountered many problems since news of it first broke in 2008. Seven directors have come and gone, before settling on Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer. Filming began this year in Berlin and Spain before being shut down due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with Antonio Banderas testing positive for the virus last month. Banderas has recovered since, with filming about to wrap up this month.
The film’s release date of July 16, 2021 is also tentative on the pandemic improving. Considering Tenet‘s struggles in the global box office and the delayed releases of No Time to Die, Fast & Furious 9, and Wonder Woman 1984, it would make sense for Sony to proceed with extreme caution into uncharted waters.