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Tom Holland Proves Haters Wrong as Uncharted Becomes Netflix’s Most Watched Movie

Auditioning against 1,500 teenagers worldwide, Tom Holland was eventually chosen to portray Spider-Man in the MCU, first appearing in the critical and commercially successful Captain America: Civil War (2016).

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Tom Holland becomes the youngest person to portray Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

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The actor has gone on to feature in many big and indie movies such as The Devil All the Time, Chaos Walking, Cherry, and the biggest hit of the last decade Avengers: Endgame, becoming a blockbuster star now.

Tom Holland stars in Uncharted

After becoming tremendously famous for playing Spider-Man, the actor was signed to star in the film adaptation of the Uncharted video game series. Tom Holland portrays Nathan Drake, originally intended to be played by Mark Wahlberg before he became too old to look like the character.

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Tom Holland was cast as Nathan Drake after his pitch for a young James Bond was rejected.

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Generally considered a bad decision, most video game adaptions have failed in the past, including the House of the Dead, Street Fighter, and Hitman. Tacked on by delays due to the pandemic, the movie was veering towards a big flop.

Uncharted kills it at Netflix

Uncharted raked in a decent amount at the theatres, with the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group Chairman and CEO Tom Rothman pleased with the performance of the film, he stated in a company-wide email:

“This marks a great victory for every single division of the company, as the film was our first major production entirely shut down by the advent of Covid, yet we persevered to complete a picture the audience loves and marketed and distributed it with strategic verve worldwide, despite the pandemic.”

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The film and the game are considered to be inspired by Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones films.

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After being delayed, Uncharted has been released on Netflix USA too, becoming the number one movie on the platform in a single day. Competing with blockbusters like The Gray Man, Uncharted’s success in both avenues is a testament to the film’s story and star power.

Uncharted is now streaming on Netflix.

Source: Netflix

Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.