Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan, who played the villain Killmonger in Marvel’s hit, has signed on to play a role in the upcoming Rainbow Six movie and another Tom Clancy film.
According to Variety, Jordan will play John Clark in the movies based on Clancy’s books Rainbow Six and Without Remorse. The Without Remorse movie is coming first, as it is an origin story for the character, with the Rainbow Six film landing later.
Studio Paramount is now reportedly taking meetings with potential directors and writers for the Without Remorse film, so it sounds like it’s still very early days. There is no word on other cast members or a release date.
The character John Clark has appeared in Tom Clancy movies before. He was played by Willem Dafoe in Clear and Present Danger, while Liev Schreiber played him in The Sum of All Fears.
A Splinter Cell movie, also based on Clancy’s work, is in development as well; Tom Hardy is set to appear as Sam Fisher in that film.
Other Clancy books that have been turned into films include The Hunt For Red October, Patriot Games, and NetForce. More recently, John Krasinski played the famous Clancy character Jack Ryan in a new Amazon TV series.