No, that’s not an Onion headline! The word doing the rounds on social media is that Hollywood superstars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt have been targeted to star in a Jak & Daxter movie. According to a renowned Marvel tipster, Holland will play Jak and Pratt will play his boisterous weasel-like side-kick Daxter – although it feels like it should be the other way around to us!
Obviously, nothing is confirmed here, and we wouldn’t be surprised if this turned out to be an elaborate hoax – or, at best, crossed wires. We know Sony has been incredibly eager to adapt its franchises to film and television, however, and it seems no series is out of bounds – take the recent Twisted Metal show as an example.
Let’s just entertain the idea that this is legitimate for a few minutes: how do you feel about it? Do you think a Holland and Pratt double-act could do justice to Jak & Daxter, and is this even a franchise that deserves a movie to begin with? We like the PS2-era Naughty Dog platformers, but personally we’ve always felt they’re best left to history – this isn’t going to be a Super Mario-esque Box Office banger, is it?