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Nolan on Tudyk's Uncharted comments "I don't think he meant anything ugly"

Last week, Star Wars and Con Man star Alan Tudyk spoke out about his leaving the cast of Uncharted 4 (opens in new tab) "because they decided to go a different way with it." Tudyk had explained that due to "weird changes" he and Todd Stashwick left the project when the new Naughty Dog creative team took over from Amy Hennig. I caught up with Mr Drake himself, Nolan North at MCM Comic Con this weekend to find out more about Tudyk's comments.

"Those comments he made - I think they were at the New York Comic Con during our Con Man panel, for our show - I don’t think he meant anything ugly by it," North told me. "He was part of Uncharted 4 as he said and when Amy Hennig left Naughty Dog and a new team took over, he just, I can’t speak for him but he just decided he.. How do I put this? When an actor signs onto a project, like let’s say you’re going to do a movie and Martin Scorsese’s directing it and then six months into the thing he drops out and a new director comes on, you may have taken that job because Scorsese was there. It just happens all the time. It’s not that uncommon for people to leave and their contracts state that that can happen."

North added that it was very much Tudyk's own decision. "It was something that he chose to walk away from. He was busy with Con Man and now Star Wars so things are fine for him."

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Louise Blain
Louise Blain

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.