The Action Movie Reboot Chris
Pine Has
Regrets About
By C.M. CROCKFORD
TV - Movies
Like many film stars of his generation, Chris Pine has appeared in some blockbuster franchises, including "Star Trek" and the DCEU "Wonder Woman" films. Most of these have been sizable box-office hits, but he does have regrets about his lead role in this reboot of a famous action movie series.
The 2014 Kenneth Branagh film "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" was an original adventure intended to reboot Tom Clancy’s CIA analyst character, more than a decade after "The Sum of All Fears." Chris Pine played a younger, fresh-faced Ryan on his first espionage adventure, but the film was met with mixed reviews and struggled at the box office.
The actor acknowledged back in 2014 that the movie was not what he'd hoped for either: "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." His wish came true, as Amazon adapted the Clancy character into a television series starring John Krasinski only a few years later.