Actor Tom Holland recently spoke with Jimmy Kimmel and revealed that he is uncertain when production will resume on Uncharted as they were on day one when filming was placed on hiatus. Holland isn’t aware of what is exactly going on with either shoot for Uncharted or Spider-Man 3 but is ready to go for whatever Sony wants to do.
HOLLAND: “I’m not too sure, I’m not too sure. I was in Berlin making a film called Uncharted with Mark Wahlberg. And we were all ready to go, we went to set for day one of shooting, and then we got shut down and we got sent home. So whether we shoot that movie first or we shoot Spider-Man first, I’m unclear. But I don’t know, both movies are being made and they’re both really strong and the scripts are fantastic, so whatever happens, happens. But I’m ready to play both. I mean, I played Spider-Man enough, now I could play him tomorrow, so ready to go.”
Uncharted was about to begin shooting last month in Germany before COVID-19 concerns closed film/television productions across Europe, UK, and the United States over safety concerns of the cast and crews working nearby each other during these shoots could lead to the spread of coronavirus.
Sony Pictures had recently pushed Uncharted’s release date from March 5th, 2021 to October 8th, 2021. This would suggest at least from when they made the date change that Sony was hoping to resume production in Berlin, Germany by September/October.
Interestingly enough, the German government has recently canceled its country’s Oktoberfest Festival which takes place between September 19th to October 4th. This could be a sign that other big fall events in other countries won’t be happening either and possibly fall/winter film releases might be going the way of the summer if the pandemic keeps lingering or if a second wave sprouts. Also, the Oktoberfest stuff could be a sign that Uncharted might not be able to shoot as planned as most productions could follow suit beyond Germany.
Morbius (March 19th, 2021) and Venom: Let There Be Carnage (June 25th, 2021) were both bounced out of 2020 due to concerns, which presumably means that Spider-Man 3’s July 16th, 2021 release is going bye-bye very soon. I wouldn’t be shocked if the sequel is potentially pulled from the 2021 slate entirely if they don’t expect to begin filming until next year considering the post-production schedule dictates they’re going to need a lot more time to shoot/finish the comic book film.
I think we’ll be lucky if any productions resume in 2020 as studios are corporations and they aren’t looking for wrongful death or civil lawsuits if they open things up too soon then people start getting sick or worse from working on their set.
We’ll certainly keep our fingers crossed that everything works out in the end.