Ryan Reynolds Was Almost Cast as Nathan Drake in Joe Carnahan's R-Rated UNCHARTED Movie
Their version of the movie stars Tom Holland as a young Nathan Drake and it will also involve a younger Sully. The movie is an “origin story that evolves out of the game but is not from the game."
Before this was the direction that the movie was going, Joe Carnahan (The A-Team, The Grey) was developing the film and it would have been an R-rated movie "more skewed to an adult audience."
Well, during a recent interview in an episode of Discussing Film’s The Mutuals Interviews, Carnahan revealed that Ryan Reynolds was "very, very close" to taking the role of Nathan Drake before Deadpool got the greenlight. It was Deadpool that took him out of the running. Not that it matters now because of the new direction they are taking the movie, but Reynolds would have been great as Drake!
The filmmaker also said that he envisioned Bryan Cranston as Nathan's mentor and friend Victor Sullivan. This is a casting decision that still might actually happen.
You can listen to the interview below and it’s at the 19.04 mark where they start talking about Uncharted.
What do you think about the thought of Reynolds talking on the role of Nathan Drake in a film?