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Nathan Fillion Seemingly Teasing Something Uncharted Related

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Could the actor be starring as Nathan Drake?

Actor Nathan Fillion took to Instagram this morning to make a cryptic post that seems to be teasing something related to Uncharted.

Fillion posted a picture of rapper Drake and captioned it "Sic Parvis Magna" ("Greatness From Small Beginnings") along with the date July 16. Nathan Drake is the name of the Uncharted game series' protagonist, while the Latin phrase Fillion wrote is the same one that's inscribed on Drake's ring in the game and served as a sort-of motto for the character after he lifted it from real-life British privateer Sir Francis Drake. As such, speculation has run rampant that Fillion might be starring in the Uncharted movie.

Fans have long pined to see Fillion portray Drake on the big screen owing mostly to his uncanny physical likeness to the character. All the way back in 2010, one fan approached then-director of the Uncharted movie David O. Russell to plead the case for Fillion to star as Drake. It wasn't to be, as Russell chose Mark Wahlberg for the role. None of it mattered in the end, though – that version of the film was ultimately canceled.

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Nevertheless, fans began a campaign to land Fillion the role, and the actor even seemed to endorse it. When Russell was replaced by Neil Burger as director on the doomed project, Fillion said in 2011 that he was interested in playing Drake, but he asked fans to stop pestering Burger about it.

But the Uncharted movie has picked up steam again recently, and its latest director, Shawn Levy, said last year he wanted it to be like Indiana Jones for a new generation. Fillion himself compared the role of Drake to that of Indiana Jones back in 2011, but Levy tapped Tom Holland for the role last year.

The Uncharted movie still has no release window, but if Fillion's Instagram post means what fans think it means, there should be some more news coming Monday.

Nick Santangelo is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia. He loves video games and sports, but not sports video games. Follow him on Twitter.