Fan Favorite Gracious About Uncharted Movie Snub

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In the Uncharted movie, Mark Wahlberg will be hero Nathan Drake. Fans, however, had a different actor in mind and even made awkward pleas for their choice.


That choice was television star Nathan Fillion. The actor tells The Nerdish podcast that he "would have loved" to be Drake.


"Mark Wahlberg, I think that's a talented guy," said Fillion, echoing sentiments he made on Twitter back in January. "I think he does great work, that guy and he a huge international star, which I am not. I am not. I will be."

"So sure I would have loved it, but I can't fault anybody for any of the choices they make," he continued. "You're gonna make a movie, make it the way you're gonna make it and have a great time."

Some fans are having difficulty getting their heads around the way that Uncharted movie director David O. Russell is planning on making Uncharted — mostly because it does not sound like Uncharted.


"As far as I'm concerned, I'm very respectful as far as the core content and spirit of the game, but beyond that it's my job as a filmmaker to make what I think is going to be an amazing movie," Russell told Slashfilm. "People have to trust that and let that go, I think." They'll also have to let go the idea of Fillion as Nathan Drake.


Nerdist Podcast #65: NATHAN FILLION [The Nerdist via GamesRadar]

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I think Nathan Fillion would have been a better choice than Mark Wahlberg, but I don't think he's the perfect Nathan Drake at all. I don't even know that I'd classify him as "close." Just closer than Wahlberg. Fillion is kind of funny, but I don't remember him being quite as witty as Drake. He gave me some chuckles, but I just didn't find him as funny as I found Nathan Drake.

That being said, I don't know any actors that DO remind me of Nathan Drake, so I don't have a better suggestion. Not that my suggestion would matter.