Uncharted movie sequels confirmed by Sony
So, Unexplored of course happened, huh? The general consensus was a bit mixed, to say the least, which I think is probably what we all expected. While the viewership score on Rotten Tomatoes isn’t bad at all, critics have, for the most part, torn the film to shreds. We were a little more generous, describing it as “a good time movie, guaranteed to put a smile on most who sees it” in our review.
No matter what you think, it seems like this is just the beginning of Nate and Sully’s big-screen adventures. As reported by Deadline, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group Chairman and CEO Tom Rothman (phew, that’s a mouthful) revealed in a company-wide email yesterday that Unexplored is not only a unique film, but actually the start of a “new blockbuster film franchise”.
In case you missed it, check out the Uncharted (2022) trailer below.
“With over $100 million in worldwide box office sales in a single weekend and a 90% positive audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, Unexplored is a new blockbuster movie franchise for the company,” Rothman wrote. “This marks a big win for every division of the business, as the film was our first major production entirely halted by the advent of Covid, but we persevered to complete an image that audiences love and marketed and distributed it. with strategic verve around the world, despite the pandemic.
While this isn’t confirmation that a sequel is already in the works, it does seem like there will be one, if not more, in the future. It almost certainly would if it did well – and let’s face it, sticking Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg in pretty much anything was always going to spell success, no matter how good the movie actually was.
That said, Unexplored does even better than expected. Not only did it top the UK box office charts, but in the US it grossed $44.1 million in its opening weekend alone. Right now, it’s grossed $106 million worldwide, and considering it only hit theaters everywhere last Friday, that’s nothing to sniff at. Looks like we’ll have to get used to Holland’s Nathan Drake, and fast.