Ryan Reynolds Was Almost Nathan Drake In Uncharted Movie (VIDEO)
Varying news about the long-developed Uncharted movie have been going on for years at this point, the live-action adaptation trading through numerous screenplays, directors, and actors over the film’s not-yet-begun production. While the movie has recently yet again shifted behind-the-scenes, there was a time when Nathan Drake‘s globe-trotting exploits were underway by Joe Carnahan, a writer known for action-heavy films like The A-Team as well as thoughtful thriller The Grey.
Reports have since linked Spider-Man‘s Tom Holland to the role of Drake, the actor tapped to play a significantly younger version of the adventurer. However, it appears the film once had a more traditional take in mind, Carnahan revealing with DiscussingFilm that Ryan Reynolds was once a strong contender for the part. He went as far as to say Reynolds was “very, very close” to officially being cast as Drake, but his commitment to the Deadpool franchise ultimately “took him out of consideration.” Check it out in the video below at around 19:05.
Ryan Reynolds would surely be a dream casting for many people, especially as the Detective Pikachu star seems more than fit to capture Drake’s famously quippy persona. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be, but we suppose Reynolds’ choice was well worth it considering the heights the Deadpool movies have been able to reach. Though, one can’t help but wonder what a Ryan Reynolds Drake would have been like…
Despite Deadpool’s lacking appearance, the Uncharted movie seems pretty strong with the addition of 12 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg, but with production still seemingly far from actually starting. However, those with a live-action fix don’t have to wait for that, as fans can always check out Nathan Fillion as Drake in Allan Ungar’s spectacular Uncharted fan film.
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