Black Panther Star Michael B. Jordan Joins New Tom Clancy Movies

Lawrence Kim
September 21, 2018

Jordan is a talented, charismatic star, and Clark is a good, solid character that hasn't been done to death like Jack Ryan.

Tom Clancy live-action adaptations aren't exactly in short supply in this epoch of the entertainment industry. The rebooted Jack Ryan series, developed by Paramount TV and Amazon, stars John Krasinski as the titular character, and recently debuted to critical acclaim.

According to the outlet, "Paramount Pictures has tapped Michael B. Jordan to play Clancy hero John Clark in a new film series" that will consist of at least two movies, the aforementioned Rainbow Six and Without Remorse, the latter of which provided an origin story for the character. Ahead of the show's premiere, Amazon had already ordered a second installment. Jordan will also serve as producer.

The film's producers are Akiva Goldsman (Transformers), Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec. Beginning with The Cardinal of the Kremlin in 1998, the former Navy Seal turned Central Intelligence Agency operative would often assist Jack "I'm just an analyst" Ryan on his many covert missions.

Paramount Pictures will be producing these first two Rainbow Six movies. Clark was largely used as a supporting character to Jack Ryan, until he was given his own adventure in "Without Remorse".

Without Remorse fills in the backstory of how Clark came to join the Central Intelligence Agency. Clark then became the focus of "Rainbow Six", the book that spawned a popular video game franchise. He was played by Willem Dafoe in Clear and Present Danger, while Liev Schreiber played him in The Sum of All Fears.

Without Remorse had previously been optioned by Paramount in 2006 with Brandon Routh attached to the star in the film before the project was ultimately dropped. There are actually two movies now planned for release in the future, one of which is an adaptation of the original Tom Clancy novel and the other of which is based on the prequel novel Without Remorse.

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