Disney Still Wants Tom Holland to Lead the ‘Atlantis’ Live-Action Remake. Rumors had swirled for years that Disney had been eyeing Tom Holland to take on the role of Milo Thatch in the pre-covid pandemic planned Atlantis: The Lost Empire remake. Now that film and television production is back underway, it seems the halted project is back in motion and Disney has not lost sight of casting Holland as their leading man according to a report from Giant Freakin’ Robot.
According to a film synopsis from Google, “Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire is about an inexperienced young adventurer becomes the key to unraveling an ancient mystery when he joins up with a group of daredevil explorers to find the legendary lost empire of Atlantis. A naive-but-determined museum cartographer Milo Thatch (Michael J. Fox), dreams of completing the quest begun by his late grandfather, a famous explorer. When a journal surfaces, an eccentric billionaire funds an expedition and the action shifts to high gear.”
With Tom being well versed in action films such as Uncharted and his role as Peter Parker in the most recent Spider-Man franchise, Holland has proven he has the physical skills to pull off such a role as well as success with rebooting a franchise, making this potential casting a win-win for Disney.
With rumors spreading that Spider-Man: No Way Home may be Holland’s last MCU film as our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, it makes sense that they would want to retain him as an actor due to his notoriety and familiarity with the studios having worked for Pixar, Marvel, and would now work directly under the Disney name. (Now if only we could get him in a Star Wars series or film! (Hey, a Star Wars fan can dream! Alright?))
Do you approve of this potential casting? What other actors would you like to see signed on to the live-action Atlantis remake? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for updates and all things Disney!
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Source: Giant Freakin Robot