Tom Holland discusses his experience playing through the campaign of Uncharted while on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming. After first being introduced to audiences as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, Holland got his first solo outing with 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. The film was a hit with both audiences and critics and paved the way for two sequels, Spider-Man: Far From Home and Spider-Man: No Way Home, the latter of which has smashed box office records and earned the highest ever audiences score on Rotten Tomatoes for an MCU film.
Of course, outside of his role as Spider-Man, Holland is also poised to take the lead in another massive franchise with the soon-to-be-released Uncharted. Based on the popular video game series of the same name, Uncharted features Holland as adventurer Nathan Drake, who sets out on a dangerous mission to uncover the lost treasure of Ferdinand Magellan. In addition to Holland, the film features Mark Wahlberg, Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle, and Antonio Banderas. Initial trailers for Uncharted suggest that the film will be action-packed, with much of the promotional material hyping up an intense cargo plane action sequence.
In an exclusive Screen Rant interview, Holland recalls making time to play through the first Uncharted game while on-set filming Spider-Man: Homecoming. The actor remembers waiting for the crew to set up the lighting for the Washington Monument sequence and having the idea to play through the game with his co-stars. Check out Holland’s full comment below:
“Yeah, it’s kind of crazy. I just remember shooting Spider-Man: Homecoming. We were shooting the sequence where Spider-Man falls through the uh… what’s that big tall, pointy thing called? The Washington Monument! Sorry, sorry! We were waiting for the lighting to be set up, because there was some sort of gag they were doing and we were like, “Let’s play Uncharted.” And then we basically completed it in like a week, because we were obsessed. The video game is so cinematic, and the story is so intriguing that it was obvious that it needed to be made into a film.”
It was announced that Holland had been cast in Uncharted in May of 2017, two months before Spider-Man: Homecoming even came out. Although Holland had yet to become the massive star that he is today, it’s clear that Sony saw great potential in him. It was this initial play-through of Uncharted on the set of Spider-Man that ignited Holland’s passion for the material and inspired him to meet with Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and CEO Tom Rothman to discuss the possibility of turning it into a film.
With Spider-Man: No Way Home continuing its run as a global phenomenon, Holland is one of the biggest stars in the world right now. Now, only a few weeks away from the release of Uncharted, Holland is about to take center stage once more. Although it remains to be seen whether Holland will be as effective at playing Nathan Drake as he is at playing Spider-Man, it’s clear the actor has a passion for the video game source material. Hopefully, Holland’s interest in the games will translate into an exciting lead performance that resonates with Uncharted fans around the world.
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