Tom Holland says that on the set of Uncharted, he would only taunt Mark Wahlberg if his security crew was there. In the cinematic version of the famous video game franchise, Holland plays Nathan Drake, a brazen treasure seeker. Wahlberg plays Victor “Sully” Sullivan, Drake’s tutor, who partners up with the young explorer to discover the legendary Magellan expedition’s missing riches. Ruben Fleischer (Venom) directs the picture, which also stars Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle, and Antonio Banderas.
Uncharted had its movie office premiere this week, grossing $139 million worldwide against a $120 million budget, making it a moderate success in comparison to expectations. Uncharted, based on a series of video games exclusive to Sony’s Playstation, has been in production for a feature film for quite some time. When the film was first announced in 2008, Holland’s co-star was set to portray Drake, but due to ongoing delays, he became too old to play the part, and Wahlberg was cast in the character of Sully.
When Uncharted ultimately went into production, Holland joked about Wahlberg being too old to portray Drake on Late Night with Seth Meyers, then commented on the two’s camaraderie while filming. While Holland claims he could tease the seasoned actor, he adds he wouldn’t do so if his security guy wasn’t present. Even though he’s continued to say that Wahlberg is too old for the character of Drake during his press tour for the film, he goes on to say that he’s “quite a dangerous man.” While it appears to be a jest, https://www.wcihs.org/xanax-site/ it’s plausible that Holland is afraid of Wahlberg, who can be perceived as both humorous and frightening. Holland’s complete statement is as follows:
You can tease Mark [Wahlberg], but he’s also quite a scary guy. So, like, I have a security guy [Jack], who’s one of my best mates, but I only tease Mark when Jack’s around.
Sony is already touting Uncharted’s success as a “new franchise” for the company, citing the film’s box office performance as exceeding expectations, especially given the film’s development delays. A sequel has yet to be announced, but if the box office continues to rise, it’s very certain to happen sooner rather than later. Meanwhile, Holland will star in the Apple TV+ series The Crowded Room and a Fred Astaire biography, while Wahlberg will star in the boxer-turned-preacher movie Father Stu in April.
It’s quite improbable that Holland is actually frightened to laugh with Wahlberg without his security there, but even if that’s the case, it just adds to the hilarity of the situation. Holland has maintained an amiable demeanor during his promotional appearances for both Uncharted and Spider-Man: No Way Home, making it all the more plausible that his pranks may anger his co-stars. It’s also unlikely that Wahlberg would respond in such a way that a bodyguard would be required to protect Holland, but the actor may enjoy the fact that Holland would even contemplate it, making it worthwhile to maintain his “scary” identity.