After facing several delays, Uncharted finally premiered, and fans are curious to learn about its future. The film brought Naughty Dog video games to life as it explored the famous misadventure of Nate and Sully. While the movie’s ending lays the groundwork for a potential Uncharted 2, its fate still remains in limbo. This is because the studio behind the film has yet to open up about the possible sequel. But Sony did give fans some hope that they are interested in returning with another sequel. Besides this, the film producer has also broken the silence about the potential Uncharted 2. So is it happening? Keep reading to learn what the creator has to say.
Uncharted follows orphaned brothers Sam and Nate, who are caught trying to steal a treasure map from a Boston museum. But before Sam can face dark fate, he embarks on his journey and tells Nate that he will return, leaving a ring that belongs to their ancestor Sir Francis Drake. Fifteen years later, Nate meets Sully, a fortune hunter who tells Nate that he and Sam used to work together. Still, Sam suddenly vanished after stealing Juan Sebastian Elcano’s diary note. So Nate agrees to help Sully find Sam as he is eager to meet his brother.
Uncharted 2: Latest News
Rejoice fans! We have pleasant news regarding Uncharted 2. Mark Wahlberg, who plays Victor “Sully” Sullivan, has recently revealed the future of Uncharted. During an interview, he confirmed his return and plans for the sequel movie. However, the production house hasn’t yet announced the official news. So will Uncharted 2 return? Well, the movie debuted in early 2022 and set a new record. It was initially scheduled to air in 2020, but the film received a setback due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After facing several delays, the film finally debuted in 2022. Now the series producer has also teased some future updates.
Uncharted 2 Still Needs To Get Renewed!
As of now, Sony Pictures hasn’t confirmed Uncharted 2. However, the production has announced that the first film’s success suggests the future of the movie. With a budget of $120 million, it grossed $401.7 million. But it also received mixed reviews from critics, who believed the movie was a misleading adaptation of the video game franchise. While it gained rave reviews for underwhelming action-adventure films, everyone did praise Tom Holland’s performance. In fact, the film became the sixth-highest-grossing video game film ever. Thus considering its performance, there’s a chance that Sony Pictures will soon make an official renewal announcement for Uncharted 2.
Sony Pictures Looking To Create A Franchise
Reportedly, the studio was exceptionally contended with Uncharted performance and said they were looking forward to continuing with the film. Sony’s chairman Tom Rothman also hinted that they wanted to start the Uncharted franchise, indicating more and more chapters are aligned to come in the future. He also called it Sony’s new franchise. Although the studio hasn’t yet confirmed Uncharted 2, it did hint that the movie will be one of many. Well, Sony has a wealth of content, and when Uncharted has drawn its attention, it doesn’t mean it will be a done deal. Further, its incredible performance also hints that the film will return soon.
The Filmmaker Also Hints At A Sequel
Not only Sony but the filmmaker Ruben Fleischer also voiced his desire to return to the production set. Fleisher has recently expressed his interest in Uncharted 2. He cited that they left the movie on a cliffhanger to explore the next chapter in the future film. The filmmaker later explained that the car chase from A Theif’s End was left to replicate, and he would love to do it in the future. But he noted that the future of the movie was entirely dependent on its financial success. Luckily, the film gained substantial financial success, making Fleischer ruminate that they could return with Uncharted.
Is There Enough Source Material?
Well, the movie is an adaptation of an action-adventure video game of the same name by Naughty Dog. The video game franchise has a total number of nine video games. Each of them explored the struggle of the protagonist and how he deals with the aligned challenges. Currently, the movie has only covered the first two video games. Thus, there is ample source material left to explore. Plus, the filmmaker implied that he wanted to explore A Thief’s End, the fourth video game of the franchise. So fans can expect that the upcoming sequel may explore the third and fourth video game of the series.
Uncharted 2: Has Production Begun?
In August 2023, film producer Charles Roven revealed the future of the series. He appeared optimistic about the future of the franchise and stated that they had a good time with the movie. Roven also stated that people liked the film. Now they look forward to returning with another chapter. However, production has yet to begin. Further, it seems like Uncharted 2 will also be hit with setbacks and delays due to Tom Holland’s tight schedule. Well, last year, he was busy filming his Apple miniseries The Crowded Room, so he didn’t have time to kick-start the production of the sequel. But as per the reports, Spider-Man 4 filming is underway, so it doesn’t seem like he will be ready to shoot the sequel this year. Yet, fans can expect that the movie may undergo production the following year.
Uncharted 2 Cast: Who Will Return?
Tom Holland will undoubtedly return to play Nathan “Nate” Drake in the potential sequel. The cliffhanger ending has already hinted at his fate, and gamers know Drake continues to fight back in all nine video games. Joining him will be Sophia Ali, who plays Chloe Frazer, a treasure hunter, and Drake’s love interest. Well, the first movie didn’t explore their potential romance, but it did hint that the sequel will focus on their potential rivalry as Drake tricked Chloe in the end about the treasure’s location. Besides them, Nate’s brother Samuel “Sam” Drake will also return.
While Sam will have a big part to play in the sequel, it remains unclear who will step into his shoes. Fleisher told CinemaBlend that he had a list of actors who could pull off this role fantastically. But he didn’t reveal who will join the team. But don’t expect to see Moncada (Antonio Banderas) back as Tati Gabrielle’s Braddock killed him. Despite that, Braddock fate remains in limbo. Further, the second credit scene hinted at a new villain named Gage (Pilou Asbaek). Another potential new character in Uncharted 2 could be Elena Fisher, a real love interest of Nate in the game. But it remains unclear who will join as Elena.
Mark Wahlberg Returns Is In Limbo
Well, the video game franchise revolves around Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg characters. So it hints that Mark’s Victor “Sully” Sullivan will surely return. However, in an interview, Mark stated that he wasn’t a franchise person. Although he had done a few sequels like The Ted 2 in his career, he thought the sequel was something other than his business. He added he did the Transformers sequel as it was part of his deal as well as Ted’s. However, if Uncharted fans love the movie and want him to be back, Mark will think about returning to Uncharted 2. Yet he isn’t confirmed his return.
How Did Finale Set Uncharted 2 Up?
The entire film is a self-contained story where Sully gives up his part of the treasure to save Nate’s life. But the latter kept some gold for his new mentor. However, the big tease comes in the first credit scene, where fans see Sam in a prison cell and still alive. The credit shows him writing a postcard to Nate, which is more likely a warning postcard informing him to “watch your back.” But it remains unclear what new danger is aligned for the protagonist. However, it seems like Sam is pointing toward Sully as he leaves him to die when Braddock shoots Sam. It also hints that Sam will return in the sequel.
Further, the filmmaker has hinted that he wants to cover the car chase from A Thief’s End. It is likely that the sequel will also adopt the following two video games. But there’s a chance that the film will take Sully and Nate on another treasure hunt journey as it has teased a new villain who prepares to create a mess in both of their lives. Further, Sam will make his way to Nate. So fans will expect a new angle in the film.
Uncharted 2: Release Date
Although Sony has confirmed they will continue with Uncharted, they have yet to make an official announcement about the film. Further, the production remains in the air. Sony is currently working on Spider-Man 4, so it doesn’t seem like it will continue with Uncharted 2 production this year. So fans can expect that it may start filming sometime in 2024. So considering this, we can expect it to release sometime in late 2025 or 2026. Stay tuned. TechRadar247 will keep you updated.