Tom Holland, famous for his portrayal of Spider-Man and starring in the upcoming Uncharted film, is to be a presenter at the Game Awards 2020.
The Game Awards 2020 are a little over a week away and today it was announced that one of the presenters at the event will be none other than Tom Holland. The actor is best known for his take on Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will be playing video game icon Nathan Drake in the upcoming video game film adaptation of Uncharted.
Holland’s run as the Spider-Man has made him one of the most recognizable actors in the world in just a short amount of time. His take on the web-slinging superhero has been so well received that some fans believe Peter Parker’s redesign for the PlayStation 5 version of Marvel’s Spider-Man was done to make the character look more like the actor that portrays him on the big screen. Now at just 24-years-old, Holland is in the process of taking on yet another iconic character in Nathan Drake as production for the Uncharted film wraps up.
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The Game Awards creator Geoff Keighley announced on his Twitter feed that Holland would be one of the presenters at the event. The particular image used in Keighley’s tweet is of Holland in costume as Nathan Drake. This has caused some fans to speculate that there could be a first look at the Uncharted film during the presentation and possibly even a trailer. The film is set to be released on July 16, 2021.
An Uncharted movie had been rumored for many years with many different directors being attached to the project only to inevitably depart for various reasons. More recently, the project was derailed due to COVID-19, but it eventually got back on schedule and finished filming in October. For many years, fans had hoped that Nathan Fillion would get a chance to play Nathan Drake, but it seems that window of opportunity has closed. There has been some skepticism that Holland is too young for the part, but fans seem willing to give him a chance.
Fans of the Uncharted gaming franchise are understandably skeptical of how the movie will turn out due to the historically poor performance critically and financially of other video game adaptations. Major franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Tomb Raider, and World of Warcraft have all tried and had very little success. That, however, has not stopped filmmakers from trying to crack the game to movie code and Uncharted has many elements that lend itself to a successful adaptation. Many have compared it to Indiana Jones and if Tom Holland and the filmmakers can capture just a little of that magic along with what made the games so special, then perhaps Uncharted will be the one to set the standard where so many others have failed. Hopefully we will begin to get a feel for the film at 2020’s Game Awards.
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Source: Geoff Keighley/Twitter
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