Black Panther's Michael B. Jordan Lands Role In Upcoming Tom Clancy Films
Michael B. Jordan, who played Killmonger in Marvel's Black Panther, has been signed by Paramount Pictures to star in two Tom Clancy films.
As reported by Variety, Jordan will take the lead role in Rainbow Six and Without Remorse, two big screen adaptations based on famous Clancy novels.
Sources told the publication that the actor will play hero protagonist John Clark, who previously appeared in films Clear and Present Danger (Willem Dafoe) and The Sum of All Fears (Liev Schreiber).
Without Remorse is set to be the origin story for his character, with Akiva Goldsman in charge as main producer. Jordan, Josh Appelbaum, and Andre Nemec are also producing.
Rainbow Six should serve as a direct sequel, although Paramount is still meeting with writers and directors for the first instalment, so don't expect to see either for quite some time.
The reported two titles aren't the only Clancy stories being produced for cinema. Tom Hardy is down to star as the one and only Sam Fisher, the veteran spy from the Splinter Cell video game series.
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And with Amazon Prime recently releasing a Jack Ryan TV series starring John Krasinski, to the approval of fans and critics alike, it seems like Tom Clancy retellings are the trend at the moment - but the games are always best.
The Division 2, an open world RPG, will be the next video game released with the late author's branding. The phrase "Tom Clancy's" originated when the writer co-founded developer Red Storm Entertainment and worked on adapting his novels for the video game world.
He placed his name on several franchises, including the fan favourite Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon series, and Ubisoft continue to do so after buying Red Storm in 2000. Sadly, Clancy passed away in 2013, but he leaves behind a legacy of great games, books, and cinema.
What do you think about this news? Is Jordan the right casting for this role? What other Clancy stories would you like to see on the big screen? Let us know.
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