While overseas promoting “Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull”, Harrison Ford made it very clear that should the opportunity present itself, he would very much like to jump back into the Jack Ryan franchise. Of course this might not actually work out, as the franchise is currently in the reboot stages under the direction of one Sam Raimi, and it would seem pointless to “reboot” a franchise if you’re just going to hire an aging actor to play the main character anyways. But as “Indy 4’s” box office has proven, an aging Harrison Ford, in the right vehicle, still translates into boffo box office numbers.
Brit newspaper The Sun quotes Ford as saying this about the Jack Ryan character:
He said: “The Ryan films, the Tom Clancy films were I thought worth re-exploring again but I wasn’t a huge fan of the book on which the last one was based.
“I thought it was more out of date than the others so I think they made a cracking good shot at it and I think BEN AFFLECK is a very very talented.
“I thought he did great and it was a fine movie but it wasn’t for me. But again, that’s a character that I think you could revisit acknowledging the passage of time and his increasing age.
“It wasn’t age dependent that character and his experiences were chockablock full of recipes for good engaging movies so that’s a character I wouldn’t mind revisiting.”
A couple of things about that article. One) Ben Afflect is NOT that talented, Harrison; Two) “chockablock full of recipes”? Does Harrison Ford actually talk like that in real life???