Uncharted Trailer 2: Another Analysis and Breakdown

A second trailer for the upcoming Uncharted film has been released, giving us some new glimpses into the big-screen adaptation of Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed franchise. The majority of the footage seen within the latest trailer was established during the first teaser released in October, as previously reported by Gameluster.

There are, however, some delightful nuggets of new footage to discuss, most notably, the existence of Mark Wahlberg’s iconic Sully stache, that failed to make even one fleeting appearance during the original trailer. Wahlberg, best known for his work on the Ted, films, Deepwater Horizon and Four Brothers, plays Victor ‘Sully’ Sullivan, and last year revealed a snapshot of the stache.

But until now, we’ve yet to see Wahlberg in action with the iconic facial hair. Plus, the reveal comes as a surprise to Tom Holland’s younger Nathan Drake, while Sully remarks that “puberty’s right around the corner”. The larger story at play has been kept relatively under wraps, but the trailer points to Nathan and Sully embarking on a quest to locate a legendary treasure worth billions, while on their hot tail is Antonio Banderas, who can be seen stepping from a sports car and making sinister speeches to Holland’s Drake about a cursed cross with a “tragic history” and “so much blood”.

There’s also the iconic plane sequence adapted from Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, polaroid shots of Nathan and his brother Sam, (blink and you’ll miss them at the minute and a half mark), and Holland fighting mercenaries on an ancient pirate ship airlifted by helicopters. This sequence feels like a nod to the Gold and Bones chapter from Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, which saw Nathan hanging from a net holding treasure airlifted by a helicopter.

The Uncharted film wrapped filming in October 2020, following extensive periods of development hell since its conception in 2008. Uncharted is due for cinematic release on February 18, 2022. The adaptation will star Tom Holland as a younger Nathan Drake, partnered with Mark Wahlberg as Victor ‘Sully’ Sullivan and Sophia Ali as Chloe Frazer, with Antonio Banderas and Tati Gabrielle in supporting roles.

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