Harrison Ford would play Jack Ryan again
May 30th, 2008 by Maxim · No Comments · 3,137 Views
As reported by Simon Raynolds, the Entertainment Reporter for DigitalSpy, after the huge buzz around the release of Indiana Jones and The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, Harrison Ford has revealed that he would like to return to the Jack Ryan franchise.
Ford starred as Tom Clancy’s CIA analyst character in Patriot Games and Clear And Present Danger before seeing Ben Affleck take over the role in 2002’s The Sum Of All Fears.
The Indiana Jones star admitted that he wasn’t interested in starring in the last Ryan movie but admired Affleck’s portrayal of the character.
He told The Sun that there are some characters he has no interest in revisiting, such as Han Solo or Witness’s John Book, but Jack Ryan isn’t one of them. ”The Ryan films, the Tom Clancy films were I thought worth re-exploring again but I wasn’t a huge fan of the book on which the last one was based”.
“I thought it was more out of date than the others so I think they made a cracking good shot at it and I think Ben Affleck is very, very talented.”
Despite Paramount’s plans to revive the series with Sam Raimi and a younger star, Ford said he would like another shot at the role.
He commented: “That’s a character that I think you could revisit acknowledging the passage of time and his increasing age.
“It wasn’t age dependent – that character and his experiences were chockablock full of recipes for good engaging movies so that’s a character I wouldn’t mind revisiting.”
He also said that he would not mind revisiting other characters – “as long as the story was good”. The same thing he said before he finally made up his mind to play Indiana Jones again, while he didn’t want anything to do with this movie for 19 years. In the case of Jack Ryan, both Harrison Ford and Paramount want to work on new Dr. Ryan movie.
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