Chris Pine Regrets Having Gotten It Wrong On A Franchise

chris-pineIn talking with Moviefone, Into The Woods star Chris Pine spoke about the franchise he rebooted and how he regrets not getting it right. No he wasn’t talking about Star Trek but rather the Jack Ryan franchise. This is what Pine had to say when asked about a sequel to Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

“No, I don’t think it made enough money for that to happen,” Pine said when asked if there have been talks of further “Jack Ryan” adventures. “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 film took in $50.6 million domestically and $135.5 worldwide. Director Kenneth Branagh said he would come back for a sequel as there are many more Jack Ryan stories to tell. Previous Jack Ryan films starred Alec Baldwin ( The Hunt For Red October), Harrison Ford (Patriot Games, Clear And Present Danger) and Ben Affleck (The Sum Of All Fears) as the titular character.

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