Few things in life are certain, but one of my unshakeable beliefs was that Sully from Uncharted has had a moustache his whole life – probably since birth. That was until today, when set photos from the in-production Uncharted movie possibly revealed that Mark Wahlberg’s take on the character is clean-shaven, and now I don’t know what to believe anymore. The massed ranks of the Internet were similarly rocked by the revelation.
Shared on Twitter, the images were reportedly taken on-set in Berlin, showing Tom Holland’s young Nathan Drake and Wahlberg’s Sully, both dressed in suits. But what really stood out to fans is the lack of facial hair on display:
— Tom Holland News (@THollandNews) September 15, 2020
In the Uncharted game series, Sully – an “American treasure hunter, fortune seeker and businessman, as well as a friend, mentor and father figure to Drake – is shown as both a younger and older man sporting a moustache. With the Uncharted movie acting as an origin story for Nathan Drake, many expected Wahlberg to sport Sully’s younger look from the games, but based on these images, that maybe not be the case.
There are some caveats here. It’s not entirely clear if these pictures were taken during active filming – there’s the chance that what’s seen above is a test shot, and Wahlberg will wear a false moustache for the filming. For the sake of those working on the film, I hope so, because the initial reaction has been a mixture of shock, disbelief and gifs:
I know they are young Nate and Sully but Where is Sully’s moustache ?
— Adriana Bernal (@AdrianaBernal4) September 16, 2020
No mustache, no gray in the hair, no cigar, meh
— Jacob’s Quest (@JacobsQuest) September 15, 2020
It’s just Mark Wahlberg.
Sully just looks like Mark Wahlberg
— Ben Diamond (@OurFutureDays) September 15, 2020
— Hulkbuster | BLM (@hulkbustar) September 15, 2020
Are we looking at the newest moustache-related controversy in popular culture, after Superman’s CGI-ed top lip in Justice League? Only time will tell.
Then again, perhaps we should be happy to see any Uncharted movie news at all, given the film has had seven different directors attached at one time or another. Now that production has finally begun, Tom Holland says it’s “everything I dreamed it would be”.
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