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Uncharted movie – trailer, casting, and everything we know

Published: 29/Oct/2020 15:11

by Tanner Pierce

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The Uncharted movie is the latest video game movie in development, and it actually looks like it’ll be faithful to the source material if some recent stills released by Sony are to be believed. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming film. 

The Uncharted movie has been in development hell for around 10 years now. After having Mark Wahlberg originally attached to the film to play Nathan Drake himself, the script and director underwent massive changes multiple times. Most thought the film would never be released.

Now, Sony is pushing full-steam ahead with Uncharted, which is set to star Tom Holland as the titular character. Filming is currently underway, but we still don’t have an extensive look at the film. Here’s everything we know about the movie based on the hit video game.

Uncharted casting and plot

As previously mentioned, Tom Holland has been cast as Nathan Drake, while Mark Wahlberg, who was once himself set to play that character, will now portray Sully, Nate’s mentor in the film.

Given the age of both the actors, most people seem to believe that Uncharted will be a prequel set long before the first game, Drake’s Fortune. Aside from this, however, we don’t know anything else about the plot.

On top of Holland and Wahlberg, we also know that Antonio Banderas has also been cast in the movie, although his role has yet to be announced.

Uncharted trailer and first look

As of October 23, 2020, the trailer for Uncharted has not been released. While filming was originally set to be completed by this point, shutdowns at the beginning of the year caused Sony to delay production by a few months until everything was safe again.

Despite no trailer being available, we do have the first look at Holland as Drake and if the image is anything to go by, this film is going to be game-accurate in some regard.

On October 29, 2020, Wahlberg revealed a look at Sully’s classic guayabera-style shirt from the games. That, combined with the other image the actor posted of his mustache, means that we’ll probably be getting an accurate representation from him as well, at least look-wise.

At the same time, Sony also revealed that filming on Uncharted had officially wrapped, meaning it’s now in post-production where effects and other elements like that will be added.

Given the fact that the studio and actors have released all of this, it might not be too much longer until we see the trailer and it wouldn’t be unreasonable to think that a teaser could be coming any day now. Nevertheless, this is all we have.

Uncharted release date

Currently, Uncharted is set to release in theaters on July 16, 2021. That being said, due to the state of the world right now, it’s always worth noting that this has a good chance of changing.

It could end up being delayed, it could end up going straight to digital, or it could simply stay the same. Right now, it’s too early to tell.

Anime

Attack on Titan fans furious over anime’s “excessive” censorship

Published: 25/Nov/2020 1:42 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 7:32

by Brent Koepp

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Despite releasing in 2013, some Attack on Titan fans are only now discovering the anime’s censored violence in comparison to the manga. A YouTube video went viral after showcasing the stark differences. 

Attack on Titan made its groundbreaking anime debut in 2013, and quickly exploded in popularity. Viewers around the world became captivated by its intense themes and relentlessly brutal story.

A YouTube video about the series went viral on November 15 after showing the difference between the manga and the anime adaptation’s depiction of violence – and some fans were not happy about it.

Promotional image of Attack on Titan Season 1 featuring Eren Jaegar.
Wit Studio / Funimation
The 2013 hit anime has become a worldwide phenomena.

Attack on Titan fans discover manga is darker

For decades, it has been the norm that the manga version of a story is almost always more fleshed out story-wise, and often more graphic compared to its animated counterpart. Just like traditional shows, anime aired live has to dial back elements not suited for TV.

Despite this common wisdom, some Attack on Titan fans were not aware of just how much more brutally violent the written version actually was. YouTuber ‘Zmyh’ went viral after uploading a video that showcases just that.

The upload compares iconic scenes from the anime and manga, and puts them side-by-side to demonstrate the visual differences between them. The video quickly exploded online, and has over 1.6 million viewers at the time of writing.

For some fans of the series, this was their first time seeing the changes the anime made. One viewer wrote, “Interesting how there is censorship for Attack on Titan. Like seriously?” Another user said, “And here I thought that AOT was brutal…looks like I should read the manga.” Another YouTube comment exclaimed, “WHAT MAN THEY BETTER MAKE IT UNCENSORED FOR THE FINAL SEASON.”

Screenshot of Attack on Titan fans reacting to the YouTube video.

Many hit out at the alterations made in the animated series, arguing that it takes way from the story’s original impact. “They need to stop censorship, it completely ruins the more powerful impact it can have,” one commentator replied to the video. Another fan stated, “And that’s why you absolutely need to read the manga version of the Uprising arc, because it is literally just better in every way.”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to Attack on Titan anime censorship.

Not everyone was critical of the changes though. A handful of fans pointed out that Wit Studio did the best job they could given that the animated version also airs on TV. Some even argued that the changes were for the better.

The viral video is just another example of the divide that can sometimes exist between a manga and its anime adaptation. There will always be those that prefer the former to the latter. However, it is interesting to see the difference nonetheless.