Tom Holland Joins YouTuber Jacksepticeye to Play ‘Uncharted’ and He’s Hilariously Bad to Start

Uncharted fans already know Tom Holland can channel Nathan Drake’s energy on the big screen, but can he do the same on PlayStation? Ahead of the video game adaptation’s release in February, Holland sat down with gaming YouTuber Jacksepticeye to play Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and chat about the movie. Although the Spider-Man actor has been a fan of the Uncharted games for years, his skills were a bit rusty. Check out the video below.

Jacksepticeye attends The Game Awards 2018 // om Holland attends Uncharted photocall at the Royal Theater
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Tom Holland’s love for the ‘Uncharted’ games led to the upcoming movie’s creation

Actors in video game movies don’t always have a connection to the games they’re adapting, but that’s not true at all for Holland. The actor discovered Naughty Dog’s action-adventure series while hanging out in his trailer during Spider-Man: Homecoming filming in 2017. As Holland revealed at Sony’s CES 2022 event in January, Sony outfitted his trailer with a PlayStation and Uncharted 4. He quickly fell in love with the game.

“I remember them trying to drag me out of my trailer to come back to set,” Holland said. “I was like, ‘No, no, no, we’re about to complete this mission!'”

Holland’s new obsession with the series led him to discuss the Uncharted movie with Sony. At the time, the adaptation had been in development hell for a decade. Uncharted cycled through several directors, writers, and actors before Holland stepped in. Finally, he joined the cast as protagonist Nathan Drake and helped the movie find its director, Ruben Fleischer.

Tom Holland showed off his somewhat rusty ‘Uncharted’ gameplay with Jacksepticeye

Holland recently sat down with Jacksepticeye to play through an action sequence in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, as seen above. They picked things up with Chapter 11, “Hidden in Plain Sight,” in which Nathan Drake and his mentor, Victor “Sully” Sullivan, drove through a small village in a high-speed chase and shootout with their enemies.

It took Holland a few tries to get through the start of the scene, as he kept crashing and getting killed by his opponents. He admitted that he doesn’t play video games often because he’s “a much more outdoorsy person.” The actor insisted that the game must have been on the hardest setting, but Jacksepticeye assured that it was set to normal.

Thankfully, Holland got the hang of things as the gaming session progressed. He gained more control of the car and later showed off his parkour and shooting skills.

“I will say, you’re doing a lot better than I thought you would,” Jacksepticeye admitted.

To be fair, Holland did have a bit of a distraction beside him during the session. While he played, he and Jacksepticeye talked about the Uncharted movie and some of the elements they adapted from the games. Holland teased some action scenes taking place in the water and revealed that the film almost included the car chase from Uncharted 4.

“I just love this game. It’s so exciting,” Holland said. “That’s what we wanted to try to create with the film — an experience similar to the games, but with a story point of view that we’ve never seen before.”

Tom Holland stars as a young Nathan Drake in the prequel film

The Uncharted movie tells Nathan’s origin story, from his first meeting with Sully (Mark Wahlberg) to their first adventure together. The two set out to find a $5 billion fortune and find clues regarding the disappearance of Nathan’s brother, Sam (Rudy Pankow). However, they’ll have to face off against other ruthless treasure hunters and find the fortune before it’s too late.

Uncharted hits theaters on Feb. 18.

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