Ever since The Avengers, there has been a massive amount of jawing in Hollywood among studios and producers wanting to replicate the crossover success that Disney has achieved. While a lot of it sounds good on paper, most of it is just a pipe dream because the level of dedication that is needed to invent a franchise like that is just too much to bear for any company that lives and dies tentpole-to-tentpole.
Fortunately, today we are hearing for the first time that a studio has much more than simply hope in accomplishing just that as the Kenneth Branagh-directed franchise reboot of the Jack Ryan series (Clear and Present Danger, Patriot Games, Sum of All Fears) will signal the start of something much bigger. We already knew going into today that this was a possibility as Paramount recently hired Jack Reacher director Chris McQuarrie to helm a spin-off of sorts called Without Remorse. Continue Reading