It seems that Chris Pine has kind of given up on the Jack Ryan character and you have to wonder if it is surprising given the performance of the recent movie which was toned down and dare I say it, dumbed down.
In an interview with Moviefone, the recent reboot’s star admits “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” just did not work and he doesn’t expect to reprise the role in further films:
“No. I don’t think it made enough money for that to happen. That’s one of my deep regrets, that we didn’t totally get that right. It’s a great franchise and if it’s not me then I hope it gets a fifth life at this point. It’s just great. I love the spy genre. I hope it’s done again and with a great story.”
The trio of Jack Ryan films of the 1990s each generated around $200 million in box-office, “The Sum of All Fears” in 2002 made $193 million, but ‘Shadow Recruit’ pulled in just $135 million from a $60 million budget.