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Uncharted 2 release date speculation, cast, story, trailer and news

Tom Holland's Nathan Drake could be climbing his way back into theaters. So, here's everything we know about Uncharted 2's release date.

Tom Holland as Nathan Drake in Uncharted

Tom Holland didn’t exactly win videogame fans over with his boyish Nathan Drake, but the box office results proved the casting backlash didn’t matter much. But will he get another shot in the role in Uncharted 2?

Uncharted had Nathan travel through underground vaults, falling out of planes, and destroying ancient pirate ships in his quest to recover a 500-year-old fortune — sounds standard for videogame movies, honestly. But we’ve done some exploring of our own to figure out Sony’s plans for new movies.

Uncharted 2 release date speculation

The earliest Uncharted 2 could release is likely 2026, but no sequel has been announced.

We’re pretty confident that we’ll get a follow-up since Sony has plainly stated that they want to make more Uncharted movies. Producer Charles Roven told The Hollywood Reporter in August 2023 that the studio is keen to continue.

“We had a really good time with that movie. The fans really liked the movie, and people who didn’t know anything about the game really liked the movie. So we are definitely looking to make another one of those.”

In 2023, Hollywood strikes put a hurdle in front of development at the studios. Now that they’re over, we might get an announcement in the next few months.

That said, Holland might be locked into filming Spider-Man 4 first, meaning that we’d be unlikely to see anything start shooting in 2024. Give or take a year for development, filming, and post-production, we think 2026 is the most likely bet.

Uncharted 2 release date: Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg in Uncharted

Who’s in the Uncharted 2 cast?

Mark Wahlberg and Tom Holland would likely return as Sully and Nathan for the Uncharted 2.

If Holland dropped out, we imagine the whole idea would be scrapped. Wahlberg could more easily be recast, but Uncharted’s box office success suggests both actors would be inclined to return for more action echoing the best adventure movies.

However, before we all dance for joy, there’s a catch: in a 2021 GQ interview, Holland shared how filming the first Uncharted wasn’t a great experience as it was very image-obsessed. He went on to say that he wouldn’t do another film that took that burly muscle approach.

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“It was an important lesson learned because, at times, it was less about land a mark and go through this scene and more about land a mark, stand like this, and see my bulging biceps,” the star explained. “It was a mistake and is something that I will probably never do again.”

So Uncharted 2 will have to give Holland more script to work with than dumbells to workout. The Spider-Man actor also has a busy schedule; he was also cast in the Fred Astaire biopic which may cause filming complications.

We also expect to hear some news that Elena Fisher, Nathan’s love interest in the video games, will be announced as a new character. Thanks to the post-credit scenes in the first movie, we’re also waiting on at least two other big cast announcements.

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The first one is for Nathan’s brother Sam, who turned out to be still alive. The second is for our next villain. We see Nathan trying to strike a deal with Gage, played by Pilou Asbæk, who is after his family heirloom ring.

Considering how the ring was the main focus of the scene and will likely be the central puzzle piece in the sequel, Asbæk returning is a strong possibility.

Here is the expected Uncharted 2 cast list:

  • Tom Holland as Nathan Drake
  • Mark Wahlberg as Sully
  • Chloe Frazer as Sophia Ali
  • Pilou Asbæk as Gage
  • Rudy Pankow as Sam Drake
  • TBA as Elena Fisher

Uncharted 2 release date: Tom Holland in Uncharted

What will Uncharted 2 be about?

We suspect Uncharted 2 will involve more treasure hunting and Nathan’s family ring, thanks to the two post-credit scenes at the end of the first movie.

In Uncharted, we see Nathan and Sully form their treasure-hunting partnership after narrowly escaping from Braddock’s greedy clutches. However, as the film’s credits show, the duo is just getting started, and there is already a new criminal opponent to fill Braddock’s place.

Gage — a treasure hunter after Nathan’s family ring — was introduced, and we saw Sully and Nathan escaping after a deal turned sour. So it looks like Uncharted 2 will start with Sully and Nathan on the run, with Gage hot on their heels.

Any fans of the Uncharted games may have already realized that the first film wasn’t a direct adaptation but rather a loosely based prequel that took elements from all the games in the series.

With that in mind, we know that Uncharted 2 won’t be sticking strictly to the game’s stories either. However, a big chunk of its script may be dedicated to the plot we know and love from the first game, Drake’s Fortune.

Remember that ring we mentioned? Well, that family heirloom in the games is the key to finding Sir Francis Drake’s, Nathan’s ancestor, coffin — which also happens to hold the location of the lost city of gold, El Dorado.

Uncharted 2 release date: Golden cross key in Uncharted

Given how important the ring was in the post-credit scene, Nathan and Sully’s next treasure-hunting mission will likely follow the same beats as Drake’s Fortune. So pack your bags, because it looks like the gang is heading to South America.

We also know that the sequel will dive into Nathan’s lost brother, Sam. In the first post-credit scene in Uncharted, Sam is shown to be alive in prison, writing a postcard to Nathan, warning him to “watch his back.”

Uncharted 2 will likely explain why Sam is alive, why he is in prison, and why Sully may have lied to Nathan about his brother’s death.

Uncharted 2 release date: Mark Wahlberg and Tom Holland in Uncharted

Is there an Uncharted 2 trailer?

There probably won’t be an Uncharted 2 trailer until late 2025 at the earliest, if it’s ever even made.

Trailers tend to drop a few months before a film’s release date. So with that in mind, we are pretty much in the dark until Sony gives the production the green light.

But, in the meantime, if you’re dying to know Nathan’s story, you’re in luck, because there are several games to check out. In fact, if you’d like a play-through, check out the trailer for the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection.

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Where can I watch Uncharted 2?

If Uncharted 2 is released, it’ll almost certainly be a theatrical exclusive before coming to digital platforms months later.

Once Uncharted 2 releases, we’re willing to bet it will follow the same distribution plan as its predecessor. That means an exclusive theatrical run before hitting VOD services. Stay tuned for updates!

We’ll let you know as soon as more casting news and confirmations come in. For more franchise news, here are our guides to Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Aquaman 2. We also have a list of the best movies of all time.

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