Harrison Ford has revealed that he would like to return to the Jack Ryan franchise.
Ford starred as Tom Clancy’s CIA analyst character in Patriot Games and Clear And Present Danger before seeing Ben Affleck take over the role in 2002’s The Sum Of All Fears.
The Indiana Jones star admitted that he wasn’t interested in starring in the last Ryan movie but admired Affleck’s portrayal of the character. He told reporters: “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“I thought it was more out of date than the others so I think they made a cracking good shot at it and I think Ben Affleck is very, very talented.”
Despite studio plans to revive the series with Sam Raimi and a younger star, Ford said he would like another shot at the role. He commented: “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.”
DISCUSS: Is Ford too old for the role, or does Indy 4 prove he’s still got what it takes?