According to Deadline, Sony has Tom Holland in for the long run. Not only will Holland be starring in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but also in the upcoming Uncharted movie that made it to our 30 Must-See Upcoming Movies list. The movie will be a prequel to the game series, taking inspiration from Drake’s Deception when Nathan first meets Sullivan. A fortuitous moment, one that defines the rest of Nathan’s life. A good choice, as an Uncharted movie without Sullivan would probably not go over well with fans of the game. There is no doubt that Sullivan is a favorite character, due almost entirely to the wit and wisdom he decided to impart to Nathan without any prompting at all.
The Uncharted movie also has a director now, by the name of Shawn Levy. He is known for the Night At The Museum series and The Internship. Such light-hearted comedies that are sure to bring the needed elements to an Uncharted movie.
That said, Sony has apparently been struggling with find the right writer for the script and is currently on the hunt for a new one to pen the story. Though they don’t have a writer down yet, the film will be produced by Charles Roven (the Dark Knight series), Avi Arad (Spider-Man 2002), and Alex Gartner (Warcraft).
We first met Holland playing the part of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War. Where he was praised for bringing to the role the wit and youth found in the cartoon TV series some of us grew up on. Bad puns and all, Holland made his mark as one of the best Spider-Man actors to date. We’ve certainly been looking forward to Spider-Man’s official debut in Homecoming on July 7th.
That said, fans of both Spider-Man and the Uncharted series might find this a little confusing. Not to say that Holland has been type-casted as Spider-Man, but it does seem like an odd choice to have the movies so close together in terms of production.
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