According to a report from The Ankler, this year’s Uncharted adaptation may be the first in a franchise. The report details Sony’s plans to secure a deal with Tom Holland, who portrayed Nathan Drake in the film. “Yes, Uncharted is a franchise now,” the report reads, adding that while at this stage, Sony has yet to announce a sequel, “the film did pretty respectable pandemic business, taking in $400 million worldwide, and Holland has discussed the likelihood of a sequel in past interviews.”
”The studio has been unusually quiet, but seeing as how Uncharted is currently the third-highest-grossing video game adaptation domestically, and the fourth-highest-grossing worldwide, you can safely assume another Nathan Drake adventure is in the works.” the story continues. In his President’s Day memo to colleagues, Sony Pictures CEO Tom Rothman “seemed excited” about the idea of future films in the series.
In the film’s post-credits scene, Nate meets with Gage, an accomplice of Gabriel Roman, the villain from Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. Nate offers his ring in exchange for a “Nazi map.” Gage attempts to betray Nate until Sully saves Nate and draws a pistol – sporting his iconic stache. After they escape – Nate and Sully are ambushed by someone off-camera. The scene supports the theory that a franchise is in the works and that the next film could focus on Nathan Drake’s exploits from the first game.
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 stars Tom Holland as a younger Nathan Drake, partnered with Mark Wahlberg as Victor ‘Sully’ Sullivan and Sophia Ali as Chloe Frazer. Antonio Banderas and Tati Gabrielle filled out the cast in supporting roles as Santiago Moncada and Jo Braddock respectively.
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