No John Clark for ‘Jack Ryan’ Origin Story

By  · Published on July 29th, 2010

John Clark is the ultimate Tom Clancy badass. He’s what Jack Ryan is not. That goes for the films as well. Both Willem Dafoe and Liev Schreiber portrayed that wonderfully, but sadly, the spinoff many fans were always hoping for never got around to happening.

Even sadder news, it most likely wont happen anytime soon.

When I talked to Lorenzo di Bonaventura – who’s producing the reboot of the beloved character – there were two specific things I wanted to know: will this do-over be an origin story and will we see John Clark?

The answer is “yes” for the origin story, but unfortunately “no” for John Clark.

The reason why makes sense though. Being an origin story and all, it’s best to primarily focus on Ryan. Perhaps if this origin story relaunches the franchise successfully, we’ll see Clark in further installments. But as of right now, we’re going to have to wait a while to see that happen.

Longtime FSR contributor Jack Giroux likes movies. He thinks they're swell.