Nowhere is it written that to make a film based on video games you have to be an expert in them. No one is going to demand that Tom Holland prove to have all the platinum trophies of the Uncharted saga before playing Nathan Drake. He has nothing to do with it and is as ridiculous as it sounds. But still, having heard him say over and over again how much he loves the games in the series and how he enjoyed playing them during the Spider-Man shoot, you’d expect some command savvy on his part.
However, in a promotional interview with the youtuber jacksepcticeye, the actor was offered to replay Uncharted 4, specifically the so-called “best chase of the saga”, and the result has been as dire as it is fun. Holland racks up kill after kill and refuses to accept that the game is on normal difficulty. See for yourself:
To be fair, Holland has already made it clear on previous occasions that he is not a regular and that he is not very good at video games . All in all, the situation is reminiscent of when CD Projekt assured that Keanu Reeves loved Cyberpunk 2077 and he replied that he had never tried it. You know, advertising and stuff.
This does not take away from how nice and entertaining the interview turns out to be, in which the actor himself shares some interesting information. Since Uncharted 4 was his first foray into the saga until they tried to capture that same chase on the big screen (without success), going through his relationship with Nolan North (the actor behind Nathan in the video games) and for the added difficulty of playing the character compared to Spiderman.
In the last few hours we have also learned that Holland was running as the new James Bond in a pitch in which he proposed making a film about the origins of 007, with a age-appropriate version of the character. That didn’t work out, but it ended up leading to the current Uncharted movie (for which you already have our review available).