Jack Ryan to return being portrayed by HARRISON FORD??

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  1. Captain Craig

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    Maybe?
    Ford has tossed his name back into the list according to reports.

    It seems after being in pseudo-retirement with only 2 movies(Hollywood Homicide & Firewall) to his credit this decade prior to Indy 4 Harrison is looking to get firmly back to marquee status.
     
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  2. JonathonWally

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    Ya, it's gonna suck.
     
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  3. Kirby

    Kirby Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Good for Ford, although I've never warmed up to anyone other than Alec Baldwin playing Jack Ryan.
     
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  4. DanCPA

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    I think Ford should stay away from these roles and accept roles better suited for his age, a la Clint Eastwood
     
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  5. Jack Bauer

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    Maybe they could make him the President as Clancy did in the books.
     
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  6. Captain Craig

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    I'd be all for that but it would be ripe for criticism. I can see it now being mocked as Air Force One:2

    The script Gosling was attached to was called By Any Means Necessary so I assume that is still the script that is being mentioned here in the Sun article.
     
  7. DanCPA

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    A role like that would be believable... Altho, I think the AF1:2 comments would start right away
     
  8. T'Baio

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    I think Ford should take on a role that doesn't bore him. Then maybe we might finally get the Ford we haven't seen since...what? I think Sabrina was the last movie I liked him in, which was still on the downward slope of his career trajectory, and that was thirteen years ago!
     
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  9. Swarles Barkley

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    Too bad they missed the chance to do exactly that until that fiasco with Ben Frakking Affleck. The original, unbutchered "Sum of All Fears" explored a very different side of an older Jack Ryan. It would have been a perfect role for the modern-day Harrison Ford, IMHO. But they blew any chance of that. (Well, I guess they did. We are getting another Hulk movie after all, so I suppose anything is possible.)
     
  10. Aragorn

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    I say make "Jack Ryan" the TV series. If it's successful, you can have a different book each season.
     
  11. Skywalker

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    Well, at least then it would be accurate to the books. :techman:
     
  12. Samurai8472

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    Maybe they'll have Gosling be a rookie for Jack Ryan. They can't have him as his son(thank god) because Ryan only has a daughter.

    Personally I would get annoyed at being stuck with a younger actor who either has to

    A. Be my son(Indy 4)

    2. Be my rookie(That movie he made with Josh Harnett)
     
  13. Mr. Laser Beam

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    No, Jack has a son and a daughter.
     
  14. JonathonWally

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    I've thought for sometime now that they should do an HBO mini-series of Rainbow Six.

    Yup, I don't remember which book Jack Jr becomes a major player though, was it Red Rabbit?
     
  15. Kronos

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    Most likely considering the ones based on Clancy books sucked as well.
     
  16. captcalhoun

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    actually, IIRC, as of Bear and the Dragon, he had 2 sons and 2 daughters. certainly he had 3 kids by Debt of Honor.

    no, Teeth of the Tiger. Red Rabbit was the retcon flashback with the Pope. (the only one i've not read...)
     
  17. od0_ital

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    So, what? K-19 & What Lies Beneath don't count?

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000148/
     
  18. Savage Dragon

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    I'm with you on that one. I really like Harrison Ford as an actor but I wish Alec Balwin had been given more than just The Hunt For Red October.
     
  19. Hermiod

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    A version of Debt of Hono(u)r would be cool. Ford's age wouldn't matter too much. They could cast someone younger as John Clark to do the action stuff.
     
  20. Mr. Adventure

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    Harrison Ford is becoming the new Stallone of revisiting the roles of his past. I guess it's hard getting old in Hollywood especially if your roles haven't adapted much with time.
     
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