Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit brought in a bit over $135 million in worldwide box-office receipts earlier this year, not a bad haul for an estimated $60 million budget. Nevertheless, it may not be enough to warrant a sequel.
In an interview with Moviefone, Chris Pine spoke about the film that saw him take on the Tom Clancy-created character.
When asked if he expects a sequel to be developed, Pine responded, “No. I don’t think it made enough money for that to happen.”
The Kenneth Branagh-directed thriller wasn’t completely panned by critics and audiences, but it received a mediocre, lukewarm response. The film has a 56% score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 6.2 average on IMDB. According to Pine, he and the filmmakers simply didn’t get it right.
“That’s one of my deep regrets, that we didn’t totally get that right,” Pine said. “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.”
Even if we don’t see Pine as Jack Ryan again, there’s no shortage of Pine-starring films on the horizon. Horrible Bosses 2 and Into the Woods were both recently released (at least in the States) and we’ll soon be seeing Pine in Z for Zachariah, a sci-fi thriller co-starring Margot Robbie and Chiwetel Ejiofor; The Finest Hours, a drama that tells of a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod during a blizzard in 1952; Mantivities, a comedy from director Michael Patrick Jann (Drop Dead Gorgeous, Reno 911!); and, of course, there’s Star Trek 3.